| Ontario is getting rid of the transfer discount between GO and TTC vehicles|
The Discounted Double Fare Program that allowed commuters to save $1.50 on their TTC fare each time they transferred from the Metrolinx Transit network will end in March, according to Metrolinx.
The Wynne Liberals had previously enacted a measure to allow PRESTO card users to automatically save $1.50 each time they transferred onto the TTC from a GO bus, train or the UP Express in their last budget.
The program was funded by the province up to $18.4 million annually and exceeded the budget every year in it's three year run, according to Metrolinx.
Metrolinx said in a statement that the program is expected to exceed the province's budget by 6.2 million in 2019-2020 as well. The regional transit agency has covered the shortfall since the launch of the program three years ago.
TO Press 1/22/2020