Mayor says biggest reason is to encourage more people to ride the bus
A bus pulls up on Main Street.
By Lisa Goudy
Effective July 1, parking meter rates are going up and transit rates are going down.
“The changes are taking place to encourage people to take public transit,” said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. “I will actually be doing it myself. We’re a one-car family and I’ve checked out the bus schedules and I’m going to be trying to take public transit myself on days that I have very few meetings that are out of the office.”
Tolmie used to ride the bus when living in the United Kingdom and his father was a bus driver in Hamilton, Ont.