A move toward manual ticketing will see new ticket and pass options with reduced downtime.
Friday, February 14th, 2020 - Yarmouth, N.S. – The Town of Yarmouth is phasing out its automated fare collection system that has been in use on transit buses since 2016. The system, which often caused delays with intermittent and unreliable service, is being replaced by a manual ticketing process to eliminate downtime.
The new and simplified ticketing system is being adopted based on successful use by other towns with transit services similar to Yarmouth’s. The manual system will see the transit rider simply use a one-fare ticket, exact cash, or identify a monthly pass to the driver when using the bus.
With the introduction of the new system, some fares and passes are being removed/replaced. Starting Monday, February 24th, the town will stop selling the following fares and passes:
Daily Unlimited Ticket $3.00 per ticket
7 Day Unlimited Ticket $15.00 per ticket
365 Day Unlimited Pass $500.00 per pass
If you have daily unlimited tickets, 7-day unlimited tickets, or 365-day passes they can be used on the bus and still purchased at local retailers until there is no more availability.
Starting February 24th, the flowing fares and passes will become available:
One Fare Ticket $1.50 per ticket
Monthly Pass $50.00 per pass
Cash Fare $2.00 exact change per ride
Children under 2 years of age ride the bus for free. All prices include HST.
For a detailed set of frequently asked questions regarding the changes in tickets and fares and how this may affect you as a customer, please visit: https://www.townofyarmouth.ca/transit-service.html
Read the full set of FAQs below.