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TTC to Unveil Anti-Counterfeiting Measures for Metropasses

Brad Ross, Director of Corporate Communications for the TTC, recently announced on his Twitter page that the TTC will be unveiling a new look for the system’s Metropass, with new artwork and security features designed to make these $100 passes harder to counterfeit. The media event will take place later this morning.

Given how valuable the TTC’s fare media is these days (and getting more valuable), the TTC has had to fight a hard battle against would-be counterfeiters, recently decommissioning thousands of subway tokens — some as old as the subway itself — and replacing them with a heavier, two-metal token. Two weeks ago, Toronto police arrested thirty individuals as part of a blitz targetting the individuals using counterfeit Metropasses.