GO Transit fare hikes are coming

Metrolinx board asked to approved 3-per-cent increase at board meeting this week.

A report to be presented at Wednesday’s Metrolinx board meeting indicates the fare increase will only affect single-ticket adult fares greater than $5.65. Meanwhile, trips at or below that price will see no changes. Discounts for PRESTO card users would also remain unchanged.

If approved, the increase would mark the first time Metrolinx has raised fares for the Union Pearson Express.

The proposed fare hike, which would come into effect Sept. 2, is estimated to bring in $8.5 million of additional revenue for the provincial transit agency.