$1.75 transit fare for low-income riders approved at transit commission

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By CBC News Ottawa, December 4, 2017

Low-income transit riders are a step closer to paying the discount rate of $1.75 for a single ride after the transit commission voted in favour of introducing the new EquiFare.

The commission also passed a motion to credit the $6 cost of buying a Presto card — which is required to take advantage of the lower fare — because advocates have argued that the price was a barrier for low-income riders.

Council must approve both measures as part of the budget discussions on Dec. 13. If approved, the new fare is expected to be in effect by June 2018.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/equifare-low-income-rate-passes-1.4432158