TTC: Metropass Price Frozen in 2016, Subways to Open on Sunday’s at 8 a.m.

Update: see previous post – Nov. 9/15 TTC: Some Fares Increase, Others Are Frozen

Josh Colle Chair of the TTC was hoping to garner support for two of his motions. He wanted to freeze the price of a metropass for 2016 and to open up the subway on Sunday’s at 8:00 a.m., an hour earlier than the current 9 am opening. He received unanimous support for the 8 am opening on Sunday and received support for the freezing of the cost of a metropass. The results of the budget committee recommendations will now go to the Commission for decisions.

The TTC budget committee met today to discuss the budget and other things.

The committee managed to trim the deficit from $95 million down to $53 million.

They discussed the budget and the opening of subways at 8 a.m. versus the current time of 9 a.m.

Josh Colle Chair of the TTC recommended that the TTC freeze the current price of $141.50 of a metropass in 2016.

He also recommended that subways open at 8 a.m. on Sundays.

left to right, Mayor John Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle. Mayor Tory agrees with the freezing of the price of metropasses in 2016, as well as the opening of the subway at 8 a.m. on Sundays.

Mayor John Tory supports both of these ideas.

When the budget committee voted, they unanimously supported the opening of the subway at 8:00 a.m. on Sundays.

They voted to freeze the price of a $141.50 metropass into 2016.

This will most likely mean that the cash fare of $3.00, that hasn’t increased since 2010, will increase up to .25 cents in the new year, along with the likely increase of the price of tokens.

The budget committee will also ask for additional funding of $1.00 per ride from the Province.

The budget committee recommendations will now go to the Toronto Transit Commission for decisions.

TTC Subway. The TTC budget committee unanimously voted to support the opening of subway on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. We can expect to see the subway opening on Sundays in the near future.
TTC Subway. The TTC budget committee unanimously voted to support the opening of subway on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. We can expect to see the subway opening on Sundays in the near future.

 

 

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