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The TTC said it is "optimistic" that once Presto replaces older fare options such as tickets, tokens and passes, evasion rates will fall. The agency also cast doubt on a report saying fare evasion rates could be much higher than the 2-per-cent figure it has long reported.

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Fare evasion could be costing TTC almost $50 million per year, internal report suggests

An internal TTC document obtained by the Star suggests the fare evasion rate on the TTC could be twice as high as previously reported. But the transit agency says the document was a draft and that it had concerns about the “veracity” of the higher numbers.