Edmonton Transit fare changes start February 1
On February 1, transit fare adjustments will take place for most fare categories. These adjustments help ETS provide safe and reliable transit service and maintain the vehicle fleet.
The Fare Policy, approved by Council in 2019, is based on a model of affordability and a person’s ability to pay. ETS also has a number of fare programs that provide discounted transit passes, or free transit passes, to those who need additional support.
Notably, this year, there will be a new sliding scale for low income senior annual passes. This sliding scale will provide discounted transit for low income seniors, including free passes for those earning less than $29,069.
Due to COVID-19, the Edmonton Service Centre and all City-operated recreation centres remain closed for in-person sales. Therefore, many passes need to be mailed, and Edmontonians should give themselves extra time to receive their passes through Canada Post. Many retail sales outlets, like Sobeys, Safeway and Shoppers Drug Mart, still sell fare products if needed quickly. ETS recommends calling the outlet to ensure they have the fare product you want in stock.