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TTC operator says thousands a day aren't paying fares

How well is the TTC's proof-of-payment (POP) system working? That's what Toronto city councillor Joe Mihevc wants to find out now that city allows all-door boarding on streetcars. Mihevc says he takes the streetcar every day, but has yet to see a fare inspector.

The Ward 21 councillor, according to CP24, wants TTC staff to find how much money the city is losing from this type of fare evasion.

One anonymous TTC operator told the Toronto Sun that every day, thousands of people don't pay for transit.

As the Sun reports, there are usually 35 POP on duty at a time. However, the fare evasion rate on TTC streetcars currently sits at around 2 percent, which is apparently normal for a transit system.

Photo by Gareth Guo from the blogTO Flickr pool.


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