Councillor Karen Stintz, August 2010:
The Province would like to implement a smart-card system across the GTA and currently the TTC is the greatest roadblock. While the TTC should be working closely with the Province to embrace the smart-card, it works against the Provincial initiative by promoting open-payment.
TTC chair Karen Stintz, April 2011:
The Presto fare system could vanish from the Toronto Transit Commission unless the cost gets down well below $200 million, TTC chair Karen Stintz said Thursday.
“The cost to the TTC cannot be $200 million, period,” Stintz said.
“Because we don’t have it and it’s not on the table,” she said.
What a difference nine months makes. Adam Giambrone, on this item, we give you permission to feel smug.