Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Torontonians didn't care they could ride the GO train for $60 a month -- they want GO for $3.25. They want UP Express for $3.25 ... Hey, why not just make it all free?

Disappointing GO-TTC co-fare program has lessons for SmartTrack
Price matters.
That's the inescapable conclusion at the end of a year-long test of a combined TTC-GO fare that attracted a disappointing 882 riders, says Councillor Mike Layton.
The fare integration pilot program didn't have the affordability or the flexibility to attract Toronto commuters, said Layton.
It points to the complex problems Metrolinx faces in developing…


C.J. Smith said...
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C.J. Smith said...

Paying for those million dollars-plus shoeboxes of homes is hard so now they want transit for less.

How much can't even could a white girl can't even if a white girl could can't even?

A lot for this white girl.

G said...

I think the general consensus was that $60/month was too much for the slight addition in convenience. Same story for the UP Express, where it's actually cheaper to take a taxi if there's more than one person travelling.

The fares must seem especially high for TTC riders who are used to being able to travel from one end of the city to the other for three bucks.

C.J. Smith said...

To take the LSW to LSW and staying within Toronto's borders it's $10.40 cash fare. One way.

$6.50 vs. $20.80. You can't have the cheaper fare but you can have a discounted fare. $10.40 for a 2-ride. Call it a day.

Nora1968 said...

Personally I think I would lose my mind if people living within the borders of Toronto were allowed to board the GO train for less than whatever the actual GO fare currently is to/from these destinations.

Apparently, the point of this exercise is to "get more people on the GO". Really? I had no idea that GO Transit was experiencing a downward trend in ridership. It certainly doesn't show up on any of the trains I take on a daily basis.

Unknown said...

What Nora said!