Transit user fees to change starting Sept. 1, 2021

At the June 7 meeting of Airdrie City Council, Council endorsed revisions to Airdrie Transit user fees, which will come into effect Sept. 1.


“Transit fares have remained unchanged since 2018; however, our cost to provide the service has increased,” said Chris MacIsaac, Team Leader, Transit. “These changes will allow us to provide affordable transit at our current level of service or enhanced service on many routes.”


For $5 a route 900 ticket allows riders to go anywhere in Airdrie and conveniently connects to Cross Iron Mills and into northeast Calgary to Rundle LRT. The cost of an adult monthly passes for local service and Route 900 are staying the same, with the downtown commuter pass seeing a $10 reduction. The monthly pass continues to provide great value for transit riders.


This change moves Airdrie Transit towards a cost recovery model where those who benefit from using public transit services, contribute more to increase the cost recovery of the benefit.


Starting Sept. 1, Airdrie Transit will increase the frequency of service for local routes, the downtown route will see an additional morning and afternoon service, while route 900 will not see a change.


A chart showing the changes to fares is shown below:

LocalFares effective Sept. 1, 2021Previous fares
Cash $2.75 $2.50
Ticket booklet $27.50 $25
Adult monthly pass $68 $68
Student monthly pass $32.50 $25
Senior monthly pass $37.50 $47.50
Route 900 Fares effective Sept. 1, 2021 Previous fares
Cash $5 $3.50/$5
Ticket booklet $50 $35
Adult monthly pass $99 $99
Student monthly pass $79 $79
Senior monthly pass $79 $79
Downtown commuter (any service, no integration with Calgary) Fares effective Sept. 1, 2021 Previous fares
Cash $10 $10
Ticket booklet $80 $80
Adult monthly pass $195 $205
Student monthly pass $150 $160
Senior monthly pass $150 $160

 

 Visit airdrietransit.ca/fares for more information or call 403.948.8875.

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Media contact:
Chris MacIsaac
Team Leader, Transit
403.948.8800 ext. 8449

 

 

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