Edmonton Transit System fares change in February 2017
As part of the City Council approved three-year budget cycle, Edmonton Transit System (ETS) is adjusting fares for some passes in 2017. The new fares represent an average increase of approximately three per cent.
However, cash fares, the Assured Income for Severely Handicapped (AISH) monthly transit pass, 747 fares to the Edmonton International Airport, and the Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) for eligible post-secondary students are not increasing at this time. Also, ETS tickets purchased prior to February 1 that have not expired remain valid.
Product fare adjustments start with February purchases, regardless of the date they are bought.
Even with the adjustments, Edmonton remains exceptionally competitive when compared to other similar-sized cities and transit services. As of January 1, 2017, Calgary increased prices for some products, including cash fares (to $3.25) and monthly fares (to $101). Ottawa also increased rates January 1, including an increase for an adult monthly pass from $105.75 to $113.75.
ETS operates 929 buses, 97 DATS vehicles and 94 Light Rail Transit vehicles on more than 200 routes and delivered over 87 million transit trips in 2016.