Just a quick reminder to everyone that GO Transit fares are set to increase starting tomorrow, Friday Februray 1st, 2013. The minimum fare of $4.50 will increase by 35 cents to $4.85. The increase will be beased on distance, not an across the board style as in the past. GO has determined three sets fpr the increase:
- 35 cent increase on current fares between $4.50 and $5.80;
- 45 cent increase on current fares between $5.81 and $7.35; and
- 55 cent increase on current fares greater than $7.35.
The last several increases saw all fares increased by a set rate, 25 cents for example. This was meant a larger increase for shorter trips, yet a minimal increase on longer trips. This year’s increase provides for a fair increase in fares – the further you travel, the more you pay. This certainly is more fair as those travelling longer distances require GO to use more fuel and thus incur more expenditure.
PRESTO rates will also increase, but at a lower amount as the PRESTO ‘loyalty discount’ will be increased. Thus another reason to switch to a PRESTO card if you have not done so already.
For more information, you can go to GO Transit’s website.