Hamilton’s transit fares among lowest in southern Ontario, report shows

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It’s also cheaper to park downtown for a month than to take the bus

Hamilton has the lowest adult transit fare of seven Ontario cities, a new city report shows. But a local social planner says it also has the lowest household income.

Hamiltonians pay $2.55 to take the transit system. That’s compared to $2.75 in London, $3.25 in Mississauga and $3 in Durham, shows the report, which councillors will examine during budget deliberations Thursday.

But Hamilton also has the lowest median household income of those cities, and the transit fare should reflect that, said Sara Mayo of the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, who wrote a blog post in response to the report.

“We have to take that into account.”

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Article and image source:  CBC News

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