Per a suggestion by chairman Adam Giambrone, The TTC has voted to provide free service after midnight this New Year’s, along with extended subway hours until 4 a.m. The free service—an attempt to deter people from drunk driving—hasn’t been offered by the TTC since the late 70s, and you’d think it might be a costly venture. But it’s not exactly setting them back that much; the free admission offer will only cost the TTC an estimated $80,000 to $90,000 in lost revenue, and they’re looking for corporate sponsors, such as beer companies, to foot the bill.
We don’t know about you, but for us, New Year’s is the one night of the year that we’re too drunk to mind shelling out $2.75 for the subway. But whatevs! We won’t look this gift horse in the mouth.
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