Transit users are buzzing about transit fare increases in the new year but Calgary Transit said the increase is old news.

Calgary Transit spokesperson Ron Collins said the 2010 fare increases were approved by city council last year and thinks the current buzz may have stemmed from ongoing council budget adjustments.

“We got new machines and we were going to print verbiage on the fare increase but we’re waiting until council finishes their deliberations on the budget adjustments,” Collins added.

There will also be a service cut of 21,500 hours from “low ridership” buses.

A single adult fare is going from $2.50 to $2.75, an adult monthly pass from $52.50 to $54.25, a book of 10 adult tickets from $23 to $24 and an adult day pass from $7.50 to $8.25. Youth fares remain the same.

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