Friday, November 6, 2009

TTC Limits Number of Tokens Sold, Effective Immediately

The Toronto Transit Commission announced Friday that it will limit the number of token sales to 10 per customer at all collector booths.

The number will drop to one per customer from token vending machines at its automatic entrances, where there is no collector on duty. Where there is a collector on duty, machines will remain the same with a limit of 10.

The measure is to ensure there are enough tokens in the system for all TTC passengers who pay their fare with tokens. The TTC limits token purchases every time fares increase in order to prevent people from hoarding them.

On Wednesday, TTC staff recommended a fare increase for 2010 that will see adult fares rise by 25 cents, going from $2.75 to $3. Fares will also go up for 15 cents for students and seniors and five cents for children.

If the proposed fare increases are approved, the TTC will make an additional $62 million in revenue in 2010. Service levels for 2010 will be the same as 2009.

The fare increase will be considered at a commissioners meeting on November 17. If approved, the fare increase will take effect January 3, 2010.

Source: 680 News

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