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New Unified Transit Fares and Passes Approved for 2018

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017

The City of Vernon, the District of Coldstream and the Regional District of North Okanagan jointly approved changes to transit fares to coincide with planned service expansion and changes coming in spring 2018 in Vernon and on the Route #90 – UBCO. The simplified fare structure will encourage ridership and be less costly to administer. The existing single zone and multi zone fares will be unified into one, reducing the number of tickets and pass categories from fourteen (14) to five (5).

There will be one cash fare of $2.50 for all transit services, including handyDART, with one exception, the Route #90 – UBCO, which will be $5 due to the distance between Vernon and Kelowna. The new fare structure will be implemented on April 1, 2018.

Fare reviews are also conducted to ensure that fares keep up with the cost to provide transit services. As it has been over 20 years since the handyDART fare has increased, increases will be phased in. On April 1, 2018 the handyDART fare will increase to $2.00 and on April 1, 2019 will increase to $2.50.

For more information about the new transit fare structure, please visit:
www.vernon.ca/roads-transportation/transit
Or www.coldstream.ca/content/public-transit
Or www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/engineering/engineering-services/transit