ONTARIO – TTC is in dispute with Metrolinx because of the million dollar loss as a result of defects in presto card readers.
According to spokesman Brad Ross, TTC has filed a $4.2 million bill to the provincial transit agency for revenue of it’s losses since January 2016, but Metrolinx has yet to agree to pay.
TTC said it expects to finalize its move to the new system in 2018, at which time traditional means of payment, including tokens and metro-passes, will be eliminated.
The technical failures have delayed the launch of the new technology, after delays have occurred in the installation of the system and continued defective devices, which has caused complications for the TTC.
To date the presto system has already been installed in 43 of the 75 Metro stations.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.