Riding the Rocket or Emptying a Pocket?

TTC; not the fastest or the cheapest
Rahman Mohamed

According to the Statistics Canada 2011 National Household Survey more people are using public transit.  But not only is the car faster for commuting to work than public transit as reported by the Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and other Canadian media, it’s faster than public transit throughout the day, not just rush hour.

The TTC might brag about more than 1.5 million riders on an average day, almost 70% of Toronto’s population.  But it still doesn’t rank number one in lowest fares or highest discounts.  There are Dismal Discounts (Page 2) on the TTC and it has trouble keeping speed with other systems to help one of its largest group of customers: Post-Secondary Students and Accessibility on the TTC (Page 3).

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