Whether people travel on the road or the LRT, the city is starting a debate on if they should pay based on how far they go.
In a white paper released Friday, the city raised the idea of both road tolls and distanced-based fares for transit. The paper suggests a distance based-fare system could encourage more people to live in the core and could be achievable with the new Smart Fare system currently under development.
“Numerous metropolitan centres use geographic or distance-travelled variable transit pricing. The city will have more opportunity to apply different transit service pricing models once the Smart Fare system is deployed,” reads the report.
Coun. Scott McKeen said the public will likely be resistant to either tolls or distance-based fares.
“I suspect there is not much of an appetite in the public for any user fee going up.”
Full Story (Metro Edmonton)