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Low-income TTC users to get discount in 2018

News staff | posted Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016

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The executive committee has given its stamp of approval to a plan to give low-income transit users a break starting in 2018.

The committee unanimously endorsed the idea which gives eligible transit riders 33 per cent off a single adult fare, and 21 per cent off an adult monthly pass.

The threshold to be considered “low-income” varies depending on family size. According to the Toronto Star, the maximum a two-parent, two-child household can make is $45,075 in order to be eligible to qualify. A single-parent, one-child household would have to make a maximum of $31,522 and a single person would have to make a maximum of $22,537.

The plan will use Presto cards.

The plan still needs final approval from city council, which will debate the issue on Dec. 13.

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