In a shocking turn of events, city council’s vote to increase transit prices 5 cents in 2012 quickly turned into a vote to increase prices 25 cents. The council was in favour 8-6 to add 20 cents to a planned 5 cent increase in 2012.

The 20 cent hike will allow the city to be more aggressive in completing the rapid transit lines throughout the city.

Under the proposed plan, Transit fares will go up 5 cents on January 1, 2012, then go up another 20 cents on June 1, 2012.

By the end of 2012, you may be paying $2.65 to ride the bus. Yikes! [WINNIPEG FREE PRESS]