SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) is once again bringing back its popular promotion for seniors but the price is getting higher.
The upcoming senior seat sale lasts all September, giving people aged 60 and over the chance to ride multiple times anywhere on STC’s network for just $15 plus tax one-way.
“STC’s senior seat sale gives seniors an affordable and green way to visit family and friends across Saskatchewan,” said Jennifer Campeau, Saskatchewan’s minister responsible for STC.
The province’s bus company announced fares were increasing Aug. 1 by an average of 5.5 per cent, the second fare increase in less than a year.
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STC executive director of strategic planning and communications Candace Phelps says smaller increased rates are being used to offset provincial grants and recoup inflationary pressures on operating costs.
The last senior seat sale was held in May and extended through June. These tickets were $12 plus tax for a one-way trip. In 2013, discounted tickets were sold for $10 plus taxes.
Approximately 17,600 people took advantage of the last two-month senior seat sale.
A youth seat sale is currently on which allows persons aged 12 to 25 to purchase a one-way ticket for $20 plus tax. These tickets are available from any STC agency until Aug. 31.
STC has offered senior and youth seat sales for six years.