Polling Booth: The TTC Fare Increase
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Polling Booth: The TTC Fare Increase

There is little to be pleased about following the announcement that TTC fares are going up (for most riders) to meet what seems to be a continuous shortfall for the notoriously underfunded Commission. To add fuel to the fire, token rationing is causing irritation at the ticket booth, with some stations running out of tokens by the evening rush. According to the TTC, for every 10¢ increase in fares, three percent of its ridership is lost, and making public transit less affordable is often punishing those who need it most.