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TTC: proposed fare system will speed up your downtown drive
The TTC believes enacting the Honour System on streetcars will speed up your downtown drive
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A new streetcar fare payment system is being considered by the TTC
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The TTC's top manager defends a plan that would hold riders to the 'honour system' when on a streetcar.

CEO Andy Byford wants to shift Toronto's streetcar routes to a proof-of-payment program that would allow for boarding on all doors of a streetcar, meaning passengers would not pay their fare when hopping on.

Byford believes the system will result in streetcars making quicker stops, speeding up service for riders and getting traffic flowing quicker along Toronto's downtown streets.

"It's good for transit users and it's good for cars and motorists," he says.

Proof-of-payment is already being used on the Queen Street streetcar line and is also used on GO trains.

Byford admits the switch will require extra labour power, explaining that for proof-of-payment to be successful, TTC employees will be needed to check for fares.

He adds the transit agency is already recruiting fare inspectors.

"We are convinced that cost can be more than offset by the deterrent effect that gets people to buy their tickets."

Byford needs permission from the TTC board to change the policy and will ask for it at a meeting later this month.

His goal is to have all streetcar routes on the program starting January 1st, 2015.

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A new streetcar fare payment system is being considered by the TTC
Photo: CTV News

The TTC's top manager defends a plan that would hold riders to the 'honour system' when on a streetcar.

CEO Andy Byford wants to shift Toronto's streetcar routes to a proof-of-payment program that would allow for boarding on all doors of a streetcar, meaning passengers would not pay their fare when hopping on.

Byford believes the system will result in streetcars making quicker stops, speeding up service for riders and getting traffic flowing quicker along Toronto's downtown streets.

"It's good for transit users and it's good for cars and motorists," he says.

Proof-of-payment is already being used on the Queen Street streetcar line and is also used on GO trains.

Byford admits the switch will require extra labour power, explaining that for proof-of-payment to be successful, TTC employees will be needed to check for fares.

He adds the transit agency is already recruiting fare inspectors.

"We are convinced that cost can be more than offset by the deterrent effect that gets people to buy their tickets."

Byford needs permission from the TTC board to change the policy and will ask for it at a meeting later this month.

His goal is to have all streetcar routes on the program starting January 1st, 2015.

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