Premier Doug Ford’s government signalled last year it would end funding for the initiative. Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney’s office declined to answer questions about whether the province would continue to fund the discount Tuesday, referring the Star to Metrolinx. “We don’t want to double whammy riders with very long commutes of two hours or more, and then high fares. Shortly before the program launched, Metrolinx estimated that roughly 50,000 people transferred between GO or the UP Express and the TTC every weekday. Sign Up NowIn an email Tuesday, TTC spokesperson Stuart Green signalled little immediate appetite on his agency’s part to fund the discount.
Source: thestar January 22, 2020 01:30 UTC