OC Transpo fares change May 1

OC Transpo fares are changing on May 1, 2022. Most fares will increase by an average of 2.5 per cent to offset the increased costs of providing transportation. The prices of the EquiPass, Community and Access Passes are frozen for 2022.

Several discounted monthly pass and single-ride fare options are available for eligible customers, including seniors, children and youth ages 8 to 19, and customers on a low income (EquiPass), or customers who receive Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits (Community Pass). No-charge service is also available for seniors 65 and older on Wednesdays and Sundays. Children ages 6 and 7 now also qualify for no-charge child fares. Children up to 7 years old can ride for no charge every day as part of a change piloted for 2022. To check eligibility for reduced fares, visit octranspo.com or call 613-560-5000.

This fare increase reflects Council approval of the 2022 Budget and follows Council direction to delay the 2022 fare increase from January 1, 2022, until one month after Rideau Transit Group and Rideau Transit Maintenance (RTG/RTM) provided the City with the full complement of trains required for revenue service.

The deferral of the 2022 fare increase to May 1 is an acknowledgement from Council of the significant service disruptions customers on O-Train Line 1 experienced in the fall of 2021. With a full complement of trains now available for service, OC Transpo is well positioned to work with RTM in delivering the reliable transit experience that customers deserve and expect.

For detailed information on fares, customers can visit octranspo.com or call 613-560-5000.