'Fare' Hikes Along the OC Transpo Route
Thursday, July 19, 2007
There could be a "fare" bump in the road for OC Transpo commuters.
The City of Ottawa is looking at ways for riders to pay a greater share of the cost of running OC Transpo.
One proposal is a five per cent fare increase every year from July 2008 to July 2010.
City Staff are also considering a one per cent fuel surcharge on the "average fare" to cover gasoline costs at OC Transpo.
Manager of Transit Services Helen Gault tells CFRA News an idea is floating around to introduce a transit zone system.
Gault says the zone system would make "the fare system a little fairer."
Currently, OC Transpo users pay less than 50 per cent of the total costs of operating the system.