Hamilton’s Transit Director has been tasked with getting more information on the province’s push to harmonize transit fares in Southern Ontario.
A Metrolinx committee is currently looking at fare integration and harmonization across Southern Ontario that would affect riders from Hamilton to the GTA.
Similar to the current Presto card, riders would conceivably pay one fare to ride on GO Transit, the HSR, as well as Hamilton’s future LRT system.
Councillor Chad Collins told Monday’s Public Works committee some constituents are asking if there will be additional costs when going from the HSR to LRT.
Collins says given that Hamilton currently has one of the lowest bus fare structures in the GTHA, it’s likely our fares will be going up in the future.