Toronto Transit Commission TTC Considering Timed Transfers


Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is considering introducing a two-hour transfer policy on PRESTO from August 2018. The TTC report says:

The greatest benefit from this policy change stems from reducing the cost of transit, making it more affordable for multiple short distance trips, thereby giving TTC customers the flexibility they require to carry out everyday activities. This will encourage off-peak ridership, adding an estimated 5 million customer trips per year. The net cost associated with a Two-hour Transfer Policy is estimated to be $11.1 million in 2018 based on an implementation in August and full year cost of $20.9 million as of 2020. This should not be viewed simply as an additional expense,
but as part of the wider Ridership Growth Strategy that will enable the TTC to provide a high quality, flexible and competitive transit service to customers.

What do you think of this proposed TTC plan?

2 responses to “Toronto Transit Commission TTC Considering Timed Transfers”

  1. Christopher says:

    Short trips shouldn’t cost full fare, especially if your on and off the bus in under roughly 15 minutes.

    Two hour transfer policy is not too bad of an idea, although to restrict it to the horrible system they call Presto, that is a bad idea.

  2. Heresy 4fold says:

    They should try this on the King streetcar so that riders can frequent the local businesses without having to pay the extra fare.

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