What you need to know about PRESTO before jumping on transit again

Whether it’s heading to school or the office, customers returning to transit this fall can take advantage of enhancements PRESTO has made over the last few months to make their transit experience easier.  With app enhancements, PRESTO customers will be able to load funds and passes instantly, check their balances in real-time, and more. Here’s … Continue reading What you need to know about PRESTO before jumping on transit again

A new cashless way to pay – PRESTO introduces ‘PRESTO E-Tickets’ for Durham and Hamilton

PRESTO is rolling-out a new way to pay your transit fare on Durham Region Transit and Hamilton Street Railway Starting today (Sept 1), DRT and HSR customers can purchase and pay for their bus fare all from their smartphone with new PRESTO E-Tickets. PRESTO E-Tickets are a new convenient and touchless way for transit riders … Continue reading A new cashless way to pay – PRESTO introduces ‘PRESTO E-Tickets’ for Durham and Hamilton

Options, choices and positive change in the wallet for PRESTO, as overdraft fees are scrapped

PRESTO continues to make using the payment system easier to use for customers. The latest development is getting rid of an overdraft fee. There’s more positive change coming to PRESTO customers. A service fee for overdraft use – it amounted to 25 cents – is being scrapped.  Previously, if a customer’s registered PRESTO card reached … Continue reading Options, choices and positive change in the wallet for PRESTO, as overdraft fees are scrapped

PRESTO partners with Aecon to help provide access to transit for Urban Indigenous Peoples

Usually when we write about PRESTO, it’s about using the system to take customers further. But this story is about a unique collaboration that’s helping reduce barriers to access to transit. Metrolinx has partnered with well-known Canadian construction company, Aecon Group Inc., to provide PRESTO cards to two Toronto Urban Indigenous organizations. As an organization … Continue reading PRESTO partners with Aecon to help provide access to transit for Urban Indigenous Peoples

New PRESTO devices are now available across GO Transit, UP Express and transit agencies in the 905 region

New PRESTO payment devices make card load times eight times faster and set the stage for more payment options to come You know that old saying, “change is good”. Well, it’s true… at least for PRESTO customers. Over the course of the last year, Metrolinx embarked on an effort to replace the existing PRESTO payment … Continue reading New PRESTO devices are now available across GO Transit, UP Express and transit agencies in the 905 region

PRESTO contactless payment pilot launches on UP Express, allowing customers to ‘tap-on’ with credit cards and mobile wallets

Metrolinx taking important first step to bring more payment options to transit customers across the region. More payment options are here for transit riders, starting with UP Express.   Starting today (Mar.11), customers can use their physical credit card or the credit card in their mobile wallet to pay for their fare on UP Express as part of a pilot – … Continue reading PRESTO contactless payment pilot launches on UP Express, allowing customers to ‘tap-on’ with credit cards and mobile wallets