TTC Toronto

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.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Birds use disposable face mask to build nest high up in Mississauga tree

Massive fire totally destroys Toronto bakery known for its strudel and cinnamon buns

King and Bathurst will look a lot different once the Ontario Line is built

Ducklings are drowning in Toronto's harbour and it's so easy to save them

Ontario is on track to enter Step 2 soon and here's what will reopen

This is what the new subway station and condos at Queen and Spadina will look like

What is the notwithstanding clause and why did Doug Ford just invoke it in Ontario?

This is what to do with household items that Toronto can't recycle