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TTC fares to increase May 3

    TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - Effective May 3, most TTC fares will 
increase (see chart). The increase is 10 cents on the adult ticket and
that is prorated on seniors/students' fares (6-cent increase). The 
adult cash fare will remain at $2. Pass prices will change for June 
    Strike-impacted April monthly transit pass holders can claim a $5 
rebate in May from TTC Collectors by turning in their April pass.
    Adult monthly Metropass customers can beat the fare hike by 
signing up for the Metropass Discount Plan (MDP). The new Adult MDP 
price of $81 effective June 1999 is less than the current $83 monthly 
Adult Metropass price.

                        CURRENT FARE            NEW FARE (May 3)
Adult Fare              ------------            --------
Ticket/Token            $ 1.60 (10 for $16.00)  $ 1.70 (10 for $17.00)
Cash                    $ 2.00                  $ 2.00
Metropass (monthly)     $83.00 - including May  $88.50 for June pass
Metropass Discount Plan $76.00 - including May  $81.00 for June pass

Ticket                  $ 1.07 (10 for $10.70)  $ 1.13 (8 for $9.00)
Cash                    $ 1.35                  $ 1.40
Metropass (monthly)     $73.00                  $73.00 - May Only
Metropass Discount Plan $67.00                  $67.00 - May Only

    A new style of ticket will be issued on May 3. Current tickets may
be used until May 31 with the addition of 10 cents for adults and an 
additional 5 cents for seniors/students. Current tickets will not be 
valid after May 31.
    After May 31, the old tickets can be redeemed for cash value by 
mailing the tickets to TTC Head office at 1900 Yonge Street Toronto, 
M4S 1Z2 or by attending in person at Head Office between the hours of 
7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Old tickets cannot be redeemed after a year (May 2, 2000).

For further information: Marilyn Bolton, Media Relations,
(416) 393-3741