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TTC wants to let kids ride free, raise fares by 10 cents

Jan 19, 2015 11:20:17 AM - 748

Children 12 and under will ride the TTC for free but other fares will increase by 10 cents, under proposed changes presented Monday by Mayor John Tory.

The changes were part of a $95 million investment announced by Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle.

There were several other proposals announced including:

  • Proof-of-payment and all-door-boarding on all streetcar routes.
  • Two additional subway trains on Lines 1 & 2 during morning & afternoon rush.
  • 10 cent fare increase on TTC starting March 1.
  • Children under 12 ride TTC free as of March 1. This will cost $7.1 million per year.
  • New express routes.
  • Restoration of all day, everyday bus service that was cut in 2011
  • “We need to get Toronto moving and investing in transit is an essential part of that," said Mayor Tory in a TTC statement. "The package we are announcing will not only make a difference in commute times and crowding on the transit system, it also provides financial relief for Toronto families."

    The statement said the changes “will significantly expand and enhance transit service, reduce wait times and crowding, and make using the TTC more affordable for families by eliminating fares for children 12 years and under.”

    More to come

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