2016 METROPASS PRICE FREEZE REQUESTED BY TTC CHAIR

Nov 05, 2015

By Jane Brown

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Regular TTC riders could be rewarded in the new year.

TTC Board chair Josh Colle wants a price freeze on the monthly adult Metropass at $141.50.

Colle says increasing the cost would affect some of the TTC’s poorest and most loyal riders, and he questions “whether a tipping point is hit where the Metropass is not an attractive price point for a user.”

Colle plans to move for a Metropass price freeze at a TTC budget committee meeting on Monday. The $3 cash fare is expected to go up in 2016. The cash fare has stayed the same since 2010, when it was hiked by 25 cents.

This year, the TTC increased the price of a token by a dime, and the Metropass rose from $133.75 to $141.50. About half of TTC riders use a Metropass, with about 317,000 regular adult passes sold each month.

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