Grand River Transit (GRT) is the transit authority in the Waterloo Region and an especially important institution in the city.
The GRT system can take a person nearly anywhere in the tri-city area within an hour, usually only needing a single transfer.
The iXpress (200, 201) routes are particularly useful, as they make fewer stops than other bus routes and have a wide reach from one end of the city to another.
The buses COULD use a little more predictabilty.
|Cash Fares||$3.00||Children under 5 (alternately: 4 and under) ride FREE to a maximum of 3 children per paying adult customer|
|Adult Tickets||$10.50 ($2.10 x5)||Sold in strips of 5, valid for Adults, College Students and University Students|
|Reduced Tickets||$9.00 ($1.80 x5)||Sold in strips of 5, valid for Seniors, Elementary and High School Students; GRT Bus Operators may request customers show a GRT Student or Senior Photo ID at the time the fare is paid to prove elgibility for the use of reduced tickets|
|Adult Monthly Pass||$68.00||Valid for Adults, College Students and University Students ONLY; GRT Photo ID Required|
|Reduced Monthly Pass||$56.00||Valid for Seniors, Elementary and High School Students ONLY; GRT Photo ID Required|
|College Pass||$227.00||Valid for 4-month term|
|UPASS (Universal Pass)||$67.50||
Cost deducted for each semester directly through tuition paid by University Students
Full-Time Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo Undergraduate and Graduate Students may use their UPASS year-round. All other students including (but not limited to) UW ELI Students, Part Time Students etc. do not qualify for UPASS privileges and must purchase Adult fare media.
Using the UPASS: Students show their University Student Card (Laurier OneCard/Waterloo WatCard) as their UPASS to the bus operator when boarding GRT buses. The card is only valid as a UPASS for the person shown/named on the card until the expiry date printed on the front of the card. Invalid, fraudulent, expired cards etc. may be confiscated by GRT (subject to the UPASS agreements with WLU and UW) and returned to the issuing University. It is the cardholder's (read student's) responsibility to ensure they maintain a valid UPASS. Student cards remain the property of the issuing university.
|Day Pass/Sunday & Holiday Family Pass||$6.00||Valid for 1 Customer for Regular Weekday and Saturday Service; valid for 2 Adults and up to 3 Children, or 1 Adult and up to 4 children on Sundays and Statutory Holidays|
|Student Summer Pass||$95.00||Valid July and August for Elementary and High School Students; GRT Photo ID Required and included in the price|
|Corporate Pass||$54.05||Payroll deduction for employees of participating major employers|
*Thanks wikipedia and grt.ca for this fare info