The STO is offering new fares for Gatineau residents aged 16 or older whose family income is below the low income cut-off. The Equity Community Choice Mobility (ECHO) is dispensed on the Multi Smart Card and gives access to the services offered by the STO and OC transpo. The fares apply to the regular system and paratransit.
There are 2 available options:
- Monthly pass (unlimited access) for $64* per month: This pass allows unlimited access, without restrictions, for a full month (from the first day to the last day of the month).
- E-wallet for $2.69* per trip: The e-wallet is as easy to use as a ticket. Simply load money on the card and present the card when boarding. Transfers are managed automatically for two hours. A minimum purchase of $10 is required every time the card is loaded online, at a service point or at a retail outlet.
Overall, this is a discount of more than 30% compared to the regular fares.
*As noted by the STO, 2018 fares are subject to change without notice.
For more information about ECHO, who can get one, what are the eligibility criteria and how to apply, see the ECHO fluer below or visit STO ECHO