Regina Transit is implementing some changes to its fares, including new versions of bus passes.
The city is introducing 31-day seniors passes, semi-annual adult and youth passes, and affordable youth and adult passes.
Director of Transit Service Brad Bells said the city reviewed the transit service, and decided to make some changes.
“We also want to check if other agencies have different types of passes, so when we did that review, we found that there was just a couple of small areas that we felt that our rates should be a little bit lower, on our pass sales especially.”
Bells said ridership has increased over the last three years.
“We have had 3% in 2017, we’re expecting a 3% increase in ridership in 2018, and I think with the new changes of some additional pass types, and some additional incentives for our loyal customers, we think ridership will increase in 2019.”
Bells said cash rates will stay the same.
“I really think people are starting to use transit, and see that it is a very affordable (option), especially working in the downtown area with gas prices and parking prices, that taking transit for $3.25 for an adult is very affordable.”
The changes will take effect January 14th, 2019.