Calgary city council members voted Tuesday to raise the cost of seniors transit passes from $55 to $95 dollars a year.
Council also voted to widen the income range for annual low-income transit passes.
Ward 11 Ald. Brian Pincott estimates about 10,000 more Calgarians will now be eligible for the low-income pass.
The combined moves will add $1.9 million to next year's city budget, putting the property tax hike at 5.5 per cent.
The transit changes come into effect in 2013.