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Kingston Transit fares change on January 1

December 5, 2013 -

Kingston Transit is introducing new Commuter fare products along with planned fare increases, which come into effect on January 1, 2014.

The new Commuter pass options offer Kingston Transit riders unlimited travel for their choice of: 5-consecutive weekdays; weekly 7-consecutive days; and monthly weekdays. A Day Pass offering unlimited one-day travel is also being introduced. The new Commuter passes will be available for purchase from City Hall on December 9 and from the Cataraqui Centre from January 2. Riders can start using their Commuter passes on January 2.

"Our goal is to continue to grow and make the system even better to serve existing and new riders. By expanding our fare product lineup, it will provide riders with greater choice and flexibility to meet their different needs. The new Commuter and Day pass options, for example, offer residents thinking about taking transit affordable ways to see if riding the bus will work for them," says Sheila Kidd, Director of Transportation Services.

As planned, Kingston Transit cash fares will increase on January 1: Adult cash fare increases from $2.50 to $2.75 and Youth and Senior cash fares increase from $2.25 to $2.50. The fare structure was last amended in 2011 and this scheduled fare increase will help offset the rising operating and fuel costs, as well as fund service improvements.

Over the last two years, Kingston Transit has launched its new express service, extended service on several existing routes, added new bus stops and upgraded the infrastructure at a number of stops. Kingston Transit will continue to improve bus stops and other infrastructure, and in mid-2015 will add new buses and implement two more express routes.

There are several changes to the entire fare structure, and residents are encouraged to go to kingstontransit.ca for the complete list and fare parameters and for more information on Kingston Transit routes and schedules.

Plan your bus trip at kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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