Metrolinx is proposing an integrated transit fare across the GTA’s 11 transit agencies.
It could take 10 years even though the TTC will be fully accessible by the provincial Presto fare card at the end of next year.
The provincial agency is proposing that “distance-based fares” be considered for all modes of public transit, except buses.
It is also suggesting that a regional fare system take into account the length of a trip and the type of transit being used and rather than pay different fares to different agencies, passnegers would pay one fare per trip,
Metrolinx will study a zone-based or hybrid system that combines zoned, timed or flat-fare approaches.
The agency hopes to have a clear direction in the next 6-18 months.