Fare Equity

Fare Equity means affordable and accessible transit prices. Youth need fares that they can afford with a low income - and we're here to advocate for these fares.

Extend hours of places and offices that sell student IDs: Right now student IDs are only sold at Sherbourne station between 3 and 7 PM which leaves it inconvenient for those who work

Create more avenues in which students can buy student IDs: Right now student IDs are only sold at Sherbourne station leaving it inaccessible and inconvenient for many

Rename student IDs to Youth IDs as not all 19 year olds who can reap the discounted metropass fall under the category of enrolled students

Create student and low-income pricing for initial one-time PRESTO card fee

Create one-time fee mechanism: For low-income youth, a $20 minimum PRESTO upload is hard to do.

Create avenues or systems in which youth can load more money on their PRESTO card in stations and effective immediately without having to access it online.

Work with TTC Board to create a Youth Advisory Body on the TTC Board to have better youth representation and say in matters of fare equity.

Resources

TTC To Complete Presto Switch by 2018Toronto Star December 08, 2016

Report Details Plans for Low Income Toronto Transit FaresToronto Star November 24, 2016

TTC Approves 10 Cent Fare IncreaseToronto Star November 21, 2016

The TTC Used to Have Fare Zones—and They May be Coming BackTorontoist July 14, 2016

Making sense of the TTC’s new fare rules, Toronto Star July 12, 2016

Why Toronto Needs A Low Income Metropass ProgramTorontoist July 4, 2016