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Barrie council news: Transit fare bump, street names approved

May 3, 2019 news

Barrie is rolling on with a fare increase for its transit system.

Council approved a series of changes to Barrie Transit fare rates April 29. Under the plan, the cash fare rate for students and adults increases from $3 to $3.25.

Monthly passes will cost $87, up from the current $86. Barrie also plans to drop its six-use ride card, allowing only a 10-use option. And its price will  increase from $2.60 per ride for adults to $2.80.

The city will extend free ridership to kids up to the age of 12 — children up to age five already get on without paying.

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