TTC Token Hoarding Prompts Strict Anti-Hoarding Measures
TTC token hoarding is already becoming a problem and the transit commission has sprung into action with a serious effort to thwart it.
Effective immediately, TTC staffers have been instructed to sell no more than 5 tokens at fare collection booths. Automatic token dispensers in unattended subway entrances will be programmed to deliver just one token. And the worst part of this all? If a fare collector booth run out of tokens, staff have been instructed to charge riders the full fare of $2.75. Is this fare fair?
The stricter limits on token sales come just a few days after the TTC began limiting token purchases to 10 tokens per person.
With approval of significant fare hikes likely coming on November 17th, and effective January 3rd, 2010, TTC riders are scrambling to do what they can to save a few bucks during hard times.
In addition to a proposed hike in token prices (from $2,25 to $2.50), talk of raising the regular adult Metropass to $126 (from $109, which would result in the pass making even less fiscal sense than it already does to weekday commuters), are the culprits here.
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