The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is Toronto’s public transport agency that operates transit bus, streetcar, and rapid transit services throughout Toronto. Established in 1954, the TTC has grown to comprise four rapid transit lines with a total of 69 stations, as well as over 149 bus routes and 11 streetcar lines, of which 148 routes make 243 connections with a rapid transit station during weekday rush hours. The TTC operates the third most heavily used urban mass transit system in North America, after the New York City Transit Authority and Mexico City Metro
The TTC fare system accepts cash, tickets (for Students and Seniors), tokens, and transit passes. There are more than 1,200 vendors licensed to sell TTC fares in Toronto. As of January 3, 2010, adult cash fares are $3.00 for a single trip, or $2.50 each for trips using tokens (customer must purchase in increments of four from token vending machines (TVMs) or from collector booths). Cash fares will increase to $3.10 on January 1, 2012. At the same time, service cuts will complement the fare increase, these beginning a week later on January 8, 2012. An annual fare increase of 10 cents per year is to persist until at least 2015.