Metrolinx Ttc Master Agreement

In November 2012, Metrolinx and TTC signed a master`s contract that defines the roles, responsibilities and long-term relationships for the provision of PRESTO on the TTC. Following a TTC request in early 2015 to accelerate the presto implementation plan, Metrolinx developed a plan to allow transit drivers to use the presto card in all subways, buses, trams and paratransexur vehicles by the end of 2016 — one year earlier than planned. He also admitted that the conclusion of the master`s contract, a priority when he took over as head of Metrolinx in July 2010, took longer than he had anticipated. Officials from Metrolinx, the TTC and the City gathered on Wednesday to sign a highly anticipated master agreement to build four new Toronto LRTs with $8.4 billion in provincial funds. A second agreement requires the TTC to introduce the Presto fare card, an electronic payment system that ultimately eliminates tokens and tickets from Toronto`s transit system. The master`s agreement is more binding, says Metrolinx chief Bruce McCuaig, than the memorandum of understanding forged by the government of former Mayor David Miller and the province. The agreement was unilaterally rejected by Ford and revived by the majority of the city council. Metrolinx`s slow progress on contactless payment was one of the factors that prompted the TTC to have the provincial authority arbitration last year. The municipality submitted that Metrolinx had not complied with the terms of the 2012 master contract, which required the TTC to pay Presto a 5.25 per cent commission for each card take. Last year, the TTC projected to spend about $50 million on presto fees. “Now that we have signed a master`s contract, we have much more certainty that we have defined agreements,” he said.

“And it will be much more difficult for governments at all levels… to be changed.¬†Open payment allows drivers to pay directly on train station and vehicle readers by tapping into a contactless credit or debit card or mobile wallet. It is considered to be the key to modernizing the TTC`s pricing guidelines and Metrolinx has committed to implementing it under the master`s contract it signed with the TTC in 2012 to introduce Presto into Toronto`s transit system. There was no specific timetable for implementation. Read the Master Agreement Funding and Financial Reporting Agreement Operational Services Agreement Project Management Agreement LRT Mastervereinbarung is actually one of two documents signed Wednesday by the TTC and Metrolinx. The LRT agreement defines provincial ownership of the four new transit lines operated by the TTC. It also describes how to resolve the inevitable conflicts and construction problems and the process of approving changes to the size of projects that must be approved by the Minister of the Environment. The long-term future of the TTC`s relationship with Presto remains uncertain. The current contract expires in 2027, after which the TTC may “decide to enter into its own contract with a rate withdrawal service provider,” the learys report states.

If PRESTO is fully deployed, there will be more than 10,000 PRESTO devices in metro stations, surface vehicles (trams, buses, wheel-trans) and road stops for the 1.8 million customers who depend daily on the TTC. Asked why it took so long to set up an open payment on the TTC, Aikins said Metrolinx was “obliged to work with the TTC to provide new, modern payment opportunities… As soon as possible. “The Eglinton service will save some of our drivers up to 20 minutes per direction. Forty minutes a day, if you are one of those people who are on this system, it is pretty big. Green said the market probe will include an analysis of the costs and benefits of “different options,” including “a new business and the withdrawal of Presto.” Visit the TTC page for more information on using PRESTO on TTC.