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