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TTC votes part-time students ineligible for discount metropasses

A TTC subway station sign. TTC riders boarding a streetcar. Service on the 504 King and bus routes will increase starting Jan. 5, 2014. Photo by Cameron Walker

TORONTO, Ont. – The Toronto Transit Commission board has voted to stop selling discounted passes to part-time students.

The TTC says it is too expensive and the move will save $1.4-million.

They voted in December to extend the discount to full-time students at private career colleges.

Including full-time and part-time students in the discount increased the TTC’s projections of lost revenue from the special passes to $7.7-million annually.

Making part-time students ineligible will reduce the impact to $6.3-million.

The decision, which followed two hours of pleading from student representatives Tuesday, came as a disappointment.

The new rule will take effect in September.

A discounted metropass goes for $99 a month, compared to $121 a month for a regular pass.

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