As fares are set to increase next week, those who use the TTC’s Weekly Pass will need to find an alternative.
According to the TTC, as of Sunday, March 31, the TTC Weekly Pass will be discontinued.
The TTC says that after Sunday, “customers must pay their fares as they go or purchase a TTC monthly pass, available for sale from the last 12 days of the month until eight days into the following month.”
The transit agency adds that is exploring a number of fare options that could be made available on PRESTO in the future, such as a weekly maximum, as part a fare policy review that the organization is conducting.
There is no timeline as to when that may be introduced.
- All the changes to TTC fares when price hikes kick in next week
- TTC tickets and tokens will be phased out in 2019
- Post-secondary PRESTO passes are now available for students
The price increase would mean that tokens and PRESTO fares would go up to $3.10, from its current $3, while adult cash fares will remain unchanged at $3.25.
Besides the fare per ride, the TTC’s 12 month pass on PRESTO is also going up.
As of April 1, 2019, the monthly cost of your 12-month pass will increase from $134 to $138.55 per month, for an adult pass, and from $107 to $112.25 per month, for a youth/senior pass, according to the TTC.
The TTC 12 Month Pass is an annual pass that provides unlimited travel across the TTC. It requires a 12-month commitment for which you pay monthly at a discounted rate. This pass is a replacement for the TTC’s Metropass Discount Plan (MDP).
The hike will also affect the monthly Metropass, which will go from $146.25 to $151.15 on April 1.
Overall, monthly passes will increase by $4.90/month and 12 month passes will increase by $4.55/month. Post-Secondary, senior and student monthly passes will go up by $5.70/month.