On April 5, the Provincial government announced a new initiative to make travel on the GO network more affordable.
I am happy to share that beginning in early 2019, the province will be reducing the cost of GO Transit trips to just $3 for PRESTO users who are travelling under 10 kilometres anywhere on the GO network. This means all GO Transit and Union-Pearson Express trips anywhere within the City of Toronto will be reduced to $3. The $1.50 discount for PRESTO users transferring between the TTC and GO Transit or the UP Express will also remain in effect.
With proceeds from Ontario's cap on pollution, the province will also provide fare integration discounts of up to $1.50 per ride for anyone who travels between the York, Durham, Brampton and Mississauga transit networks and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
This initiative is an essential step towards fare integration for SmartTrack, as it will lower the cost of transferring between transit systems and will make travel easier in and around the GTA for the tens of thousands of people who use public transit every day. Reduced fares will also ease congestion on subways and buses by offering transit users more options for travel.