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Bus fares rise in the Central Okanagan

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September 05, 2015 - 11:35 AM

CENTRAL OKANAGAN - A broad-based bus fare increase for Kelowna Transit riders kicked in this week.

The increase began Sept. 1 and was approved by Kelowna city council last March as an attempt to streamline fares and increase to 30 per cent what the city recovers from the subsidized bus service.

Base fares for adults, students and seniors have been standardized at $2.50, which translates into a $.25 increase for adults and post secondary students, but a $.50 cent increase for seniors and student cash fares.

Children under five continue to ride for free.

Ticket book prices rose by $2.25, or 12 per cent although seniors and students will receive a discount.

Day passes have been standardized at $6.50, an increase of $.50 for adults and $1 for students and seniors. Monthly passes have also been standardized at $45, an average increase of 15 per cent from previous fares.

You can find out further informationds about fares from the Kelowna Regional Transit website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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