Half of new discount TTC passes for low-income residents are going unused
The Star August 15, 2018
Thousands of Torontonians have signed up for the city’s new discounted transit pass for low-income riders. But four months after the Fair Pass program launched, only about half of the cards are actually in use, which has advocates questioning whether the program is presenting too many hurdles for those in need.
The Fair Pass program began in April. Under its first phase, people who receive Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program payments but aren’t receiving a monthly transportation allowance of $100 or more are eligible for the concession. It’s expected to cost the city $4.6 million this year.