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Seniors group unhappy with proposed Transit fee hikes

Seniors group unhappy with proposed Halifax Transit fee hikes: Carolyn Ray – CBC News

Proposal would see seniors pay a dollar more a trip and monthly pass increase $24.50 as of Sept. 30

The head of a Nova Scotia seniors group says he’s blindsided by a proposal from Halifax Transit to eliminate the reduced rate seniors pay and have them be charged the full adult rate.

The proposal is set to be debated at the transportation committee meeting at city hall Thursday afternoon.

A staff report recommends establishing a pilot program that would offer free transit for all children up to age 12, but to offset that cost, seniors would see their prices jump by a dollar a trip from $1.75 to $2.75 as of Sept. 30.

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Bill VanGorder, spokesperson for CARP Nova Scotia, is astounded the price hike for seniors is being proposed without any consultation. (CBC)

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