As a commuter school, Humber College students will feel the brunt of TTC’s latest proposed fare hike – and they’re not happy about it.
The fare hike was announced by John Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle the day before city council’s first budget meeting under the new mayor. This plan is an attempt to raise approximately $43 million for service improvements. TTC ridership is expected to climb to 545 million people by the end of the year.
Effective March 1st, monthly adult metropasses would be the highest fare increase. The price for these passes would see an eight dollar bump, from $133.75 to $141.50. Non-cash fares will not be affected.
It’s not all bad news for TTC users. With the proposed changes, children under 12 will ride for free and express bus routes would run more frequently during peak hours.
To hear what Humber students had to say about the fare increase, listen to Alex Karageorgos’ report here: