The absurdity of paying for a parking space you don’t use has not been lost on commenters, who have been scathing. Metrolinx responded to the criticism on Twitter in PR speak:
Appreciate interest in @UPexpress. Ticket pricing will be released by end of year. Variable, competitive price is our goal.
The cost of the trip is absolutely key: according to the Auditor General, the UP Express is will lose money because the math does not work. The private-sector backer backed out in 2010. Funnelling $2 of every fare to Pearson won’t make this better.