Thursday, November 5, 2009

Toronto looking to raise fares, too

Similar to OC Transpo's proposed fare hikes for the upcoming year, the Toronto Transit Commission is looking at raising fares across the board for Toronto transit users, according to the Globe and Mail.

The specifics of Toronto's fare hike will come later (Ottawa's is an average of 7.5 percent), but a couple of numbers mentioned are $126 for a regular adult monthly pass (compared to the proposed $91.50 for OC Transpo) and $3 for a cash fare (compared to the $3.25 cash fare for OC Transpo). If someone's willing to pre-purchase tickets in Ottawa, it would cost $2.50, meaning that OC Transpo compares favourably in both regards to the TTC (although comparing the service provided for either utilities might be a different story).

1 comment:

Keith said...

The difference being that for $126 a month Torontonians get access to frequent bus service (with most routes at 10 minutes or less), great off-peak service and the country's largest subway network on which you never wait more than 3-4 minutes for a train.