The Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) has announced ticket price increases due to rising costs.
The provincial coach company will raise passenger fares by an average of 5.5 per cent starting on August 1. That amounts to a $1.90 increase for an average one way trip of 182 kilometres.
“Like any business, STC faces inflationary pressures on our operating expenses for necessities such as fuel, maintenance and staffing,” STC President and CEO Shawn Grice said in a press release. “Our goal is to issue small annual increases that will help offset the amount of government subsidy that STC requires, but at the same time keep our bus service as affordable as possible.”
Grice added that current promotions, like the summer Youth Seat Sale, would be unaffected by the change this year.
The last time the STC increased passenger fare was in October of 2013, when prices rose 4.7 per cent.