The TTC board is considering a number of changes to its fare system once the electronic Presto card is fully implemented in 2017.
One of the biggest changes the board could approve today would be the introduction of peak and off-peak prices to ride the system in 2018.
The board is voting on a number of staff recommendations designed to push riders off the old fare system and onto Presto,
The moves would help the TTC eliminate tickets and tokens and, dramatically reduce the amount of cash it handles.
A few of the recommendations include:
-The removal of student and senior discounts for cash customers by 2017,The migration of weekly and monthly Metropasses on to the Presto card in 2016.
-A proof-of-payment honour system across all TTC modes in 2017 that would extend the fare inspection system implemented on all 11 streetcar routes on Monday.
-Also in 2017, VIP Metropass customers, who buy their pass through an employer, would be transferred to the MDP (Metropass Discount Plan) for riders who commit to buying a pass for the entire year in 2017. That program would then be sold through Presto.
The fare makeover comes less than a month after the TTC board approved a 25-cent cash fare hike and a 10-cent increase in the price of tokens in the New Year.