Listen Live
Listen Live
HomeNewsCouncil committee to discuss transit fare increase

Council committee to discuss transit fare increase

Riding the bus could soon cost more.  

Transit and pickleball fees are up for discussion at a special committee meeting of council Monday night (May 13).  

A staff report is recommending an increase in transit rates, effective July 1. 

Under the proposal, cash fares and single ride passes would go up a quarter to $3.25.  

- Advertisement -

Monthly passes would increase between $5 and $7 while a day pass would go up by a Loonie to $9.  

Transit fares haven’t increased in the city in nine years.  

“The last Transit fare increase occurred in 2015,” states the staff report. “Since 2015, transit has experienced increases in vehicle operating costs, fuel costs and material costs.” 

If approved, the projected increase in revenue would be $110,000 a year.  

In terms of pickleball, a rental fee is recommended for the courts in Bourke Park for all organized league or community play.  

“A fee of $16.00/ for a 3-hour block ($4 operating and $12 CRF) for two courts is recommended,” states the report.  

Also on the agenda is a rezoning request involving a 42-unit stacked townhouse complex on Golf Club Road.  

Some area residents oppose the plan, citing increased traffic, a change in the type of housing for the property and more.  

However, one area resident says the proposal is a good idea and would help address the housing shortage in the area.  

They’re also hopeful the developer offers the homes at an “attainable price”.  

The meeting begins at 5:15 pm in the council chambers at City Hall.  

- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -
- Advertisement -

Continue Reading