TTC joins Ontario's One Fare Program, eliminating double fares

Starting Mon., Feb. 26, the TTC will enter Ontario's One Fare program, eliminating double fares for customers transferring between the TTC, GO Transit, and other GTA transit agencies.


Customers paying with a PRESTO card, PRESTO in Google Wallet, debit or credit card, will be able to transfer for free between the TTC and Brampton Transit, Durham Region Transit, MiWay, and York Region Transit within the two-hour free transfer period. TTC customers paying single-ride fares connecting to and from GO Transit within a three-hour transfer period will benefit from a fare discount, making their TTC fare free.


This will result in significant savings for riders, with adult fare customers transferring between the TTC and GO Transit saving $3.30 on a single trip. Customers utilizing the TTC and YRT will save up to $3.88 on a single adult trip taken between the two agencies within the 2-hour free transfer.


“Public transit should be a convenient and affordable option for getting to work, school or running errands,” said Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow. “The One Fare program makes it easier and cheaper to transfer between the TTC, GO Transit and other transit agencies. When governments work together, we can make life more affordable and invest in services families rely on – like high quality public transit that costs you less.”


“The One Fare program is a game-changer for our customers, making transit more affordable and equitable for thousands of people who transfer between transit agencies every day,” said TTC Chair Jamaal Myers. “With One Fare, we are encouraging ridership and helping the environment by giving drivers another reason to leave their cars at home. As the largest transit agency participating in the One Fare program, the TTC plays a critical role in its success.”


“The One Fare program will provide tangible benefits to our customers, making their trips more affordable and convenient,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “We are excited to be part of this initiative, which is a key step toward our vision of an affordable, more equitable and accessible public transit system in Toronto and the region.”


Under the One Fare program, the Province of Ontario, through Metrolinx, will reimburse 100 per cent of eligible trips to transit agencies for foregone fare box revenue. Eligible trips would include those made within the free transfer period using a PRESTO fare card, PRESTO in Mobile Wallet, debit or credit card. It would not apply to customers paying with cash, or with a PRESTO ticket, TTC ticket or token.

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