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TTC launches new transit pass for low-income riders

Last Updated Apr 4, 2018 at 8:35 am EDT

A transit rider using the Presto card.

A discount program to help more people ride the TTC is about to kick in.

The aim of the Fair Fare Pass is to make it affordable for some of the most vulnerable residents of Toronto to get around this city.

“It is important that everyone in Toronto has access to public transit. It is transit which connects people to opportunity,” Tory told the media on Tuesday.

“This initiative will help more Torontonians with opportunity and with affordability in our city.”

The pass will give $1 off single fares and $30.75 off monthly passes to people through the Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support program.

The discount is programmed onto a PRESTO card. Cardholders must load funds onto the card to access the discounted adult fare or monthly pass.

TTC Chair Josh Colle said the program will be mutually beneficial.

“Having a single pass like this will allow people to get around the city who aren’t able to otherwise to get to programs, to get to work. It’s also an important measure for the TTC in increasing ridership cause, of course, that’s something we want to do too, for every age bracket and for every income level,” he explained.

It’s projected 36,000 people will take advantage of the program.

This is phase one of the Fair Fare Pass, the other two phases will be implemented by 2021.

For more details on the Fair Fare Pass, click here.