TTC ends Metropass Discount Plan early over concerns of Canada Post labour disruption

The TTC has ended its Metropass Discount Plan early, saying the ongoing uncertainty around current Canada Post labour negotiations “could impact the delivery” of November and December passes.

In a news release, the TTC said the discount program was scheduled to end Dec. 31 as the agency transitions to the Presto system. Customers can still purchase a regular Metropass at subway stations or authorized retailers until the end of the year, when they will be phased out.

The agency encouraged MDP customers to sign up for the 12-month pass on Presto.

“(Metropass Discount Plan) customers will not be charged for the November and December Metropasses,” the TTC said Thursday, “and will instead receive a credit on Nov. 1 and Dec. 1 of $12.25 for adults or $9.75 for seniors/youths.”

This isn’t the first time the TTC declined to send out Metropasses. In July 2016, the transit agency announced that it won’t be sending out August passes to Metropass Discount Plan subscribers, also because of the uncertainty surrounding a possible labour disruption at Canada Post.

Ilya Bañares is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseas

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