Fare Increase Fight Continues

Transit Windsor's board of directors, August 27, 2013. Transit Windsor's board of directors, August 27, 2013.

Transit Windsor is hoping to get a better response this time around, when approaching city council about 2014 budget ideas.

The agency is again going to try to increase fares to $2.75 up from $2.50. General Manager Penny Williams says that will generate $600,000. “We have about $300,000 in wage increases (next year), about $200,000 in benefit increases, and then we have some other challenges with the fuel and all of our costs are escalating.”

If council denies a fare increase, as it did at the start of this year, Williams says cuts will have to be made to service and jobs will be lost.

The board of directors is in the process of setting up a meeting with members of council to discuss the long-term future of public transit in the city.

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