Ottawa transit riders will be paying more to board the bus in the new year.

The Transit Commission approved the 2018 transit budget, which includes an approximate 2.5 per cnet hike in transit fares.

An adult monthly bus pass will increase from $113.75 a month to $116.50.  A student bus pass increases $2 to &89.75 a month.

The new EquiPass monthly pass for low-income earners will jump $1.25 a month to $58.25.

An adult single-ride cash fare increases a dime to $3.50 a trip.


OC Transpo will also spend $50 million to buy new buses next year. A new "EquiFare" single fare for low-income riders will also be introduced. 

City Council will finalize the 2018 budget next week.