How much do you pay for a trip on Calgary Transit? Your fare could be significantly different from what your neighbour, friend or family member pays, because fares depend on an individual’s age, income and student status. While most people agree that it makes sense for some customers to pay more and some to pay less, we are seeking public input on the balance between fares.
The majority of your transit services are paid for almost equally from fares and property taxes. (Other much smaller sources of revenue include parking and advertising). In order to increase and improve transit service in Calgary while keeping pace with the city’s growing population, more revenue from fares will be needed along with a similar amount from property taxes.
This leaves Calgary Transit with a big question: If fares go up, who should pay more, and by how much? You can help answer this!
Calgary Transit has developed an online tool that allows you to adjust the different fares until you meet a $10 million target. Once you have determined what you think is a good balance for transit fares, click “submit” to have your say on transit fares. Calgary Transit is presenting a transit fare strategy to City Council in June, and public input will be used as much as possible.
Visit calgarytransit.com/faretool to get started.