TTC Tickets No Good Anymore
Adult TTC tickets are now officially no longer acceptable, as the transition to adopting TTC tokens for adult fares has come into effect as of midnight Sunday night.
This comes less than four months after a TTC collector sold fake tickets from booth.
This initiative is supposed to eliminate the losses (estimated at as much as $400,000 a month) that stem from counterfeiting TTC tickets, but what about the counterfeit TTC tokens? They still exist, although I'm sure they're harder to produce.
While I applaud the TTC for eliminating the adult tickets, I'd really like to see them make bigger moves with their fare process. Things like enabling the popular TTC Day Pass to be used in turnstiles like their Metropass. And adopting multi-ride swipe cards like they've had in New York City for years.
So you may now be wondering, What do you do with your adult tickets?
You can exchange them for tokens until October 31 at one of two locations: Bloor-Yonge subway station, south collector booth from Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and at the Metropass Discount Plan (MDP) office, 1900 Yonge St. (Davisville Station, street level) from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Seniors, students and children tickets will continue to be sold.
What sort of TTC rider are you? One that uses tickets or tokens? How inconvenienced are you by the switch to adult tokens?
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