TORONTO, Ont. – A new report finds the massive cost of improving and expanding transit in Toronto could be funded by implementing things like distance-based fares.
Another suggestion from the report would be to charge the public more to ride during rush hour or other peak times.
TTC Chair Karen Stintz told CityNews channel that it would be difficult to implement, but it could be something to consider in the future.
“With Metropasses, tokens, student-passes, seniors passes, just the number of passes that we have makes it extremely difficult to implement a fare-by-distance system,” Stintz said.
“Once we have Presto and it’s widely implemented across the system, that’s the time we could talk about zone-based fares,” Stintz added.
The Presto fare card system allows commuters to travel on eight transit systems across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.