It’s officially March, which means the latest TTC fare hike is now in effect.
The TTC Board approved the fare hike last year, and will affect all PRESTO users.
“TTC fares will be increasing on March 1, 2020,” reads the TTC’s website. “The adult cash fare will remain the same at $3.25, while the cash fare for all other fare types will increase by $0.10. This also includes PRESTO pay-as-you-go payment. The cost of monthly passes will also be increased across all fare types.”
The cost of a monthly Presto pass also increases by $4.85 for an adult, bringing it to $156.
Post-secondary students face an even bigger jump. Their monthly metro passes increased by $5.70 per month to $117.45.
Children 12 years and under ride for free.
Effective March 1, 2020, most #TTC fares will increase by $0.10, except adult cash fare. Monthly passes and 12 Month passes will also increase. Learn more: https://t.co/lQrOMRIsDj pic.twitter.com/nnUma8tma9
— TTC Customer Service (@TTChelps) February 29, 2020
Additionally, the TTC clarified information regarding PRESTO’s two-hour transfer window.
“If your transfer expires while you are on a vehicle you do NOT have to tap until you transfer again – at that point you would be charged another fare,” said the TTC in a tweet.
They also said that they are working with PRESTO to introduce a “transfer screen showing how much time is left.”
“If your card is checked by a TTC Fare Inspector or Special Constable, they will see that your trip is still valid,” they said.
📢A clarification: last night some incorrect information was shared from us in error regarding the 2-hour transfer window. If your transfer expires while you are on a vehicle you do NOT have to tap until you transfer again – at that point you would be charged another fare. 1/ ^KJ
— TTC Customer Service (@TTChelps) March 1, 2020
This year’s fare hikes would generate an extra $31.4 million in passenger revenues, according to TTC staff.