How low can you go? PRESTO reduces the minimum load on online channels

PRESTO reduces the minimum load on the PRESTO app and the web to make contactless top-ups easier. Here are the details – along with some other interesting related developments for customers. It’s change – actually just five cents – for the better. PRESTO has removed the $10 minimum load requirement on all online channels. Now, … Continue reading How low can you go? PRESTO reduces the minimum load on online channels

Out with the old, in with the new – new UP Express PRESTO devices are here

PRESTO is installing new payment devices at all UP Express stations. Technology is rapidly evolving, and PRESTO customers can continue to tap into it. While many things slowed down over the last few months, the rollout of new PRESTO devices keeps going. New payment devices have been continuing to roll out across GO Transit and … Continue reading Out with the old, in with the new – new UP Express PRESTO devices are here

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

Are you loaded? GO Transit customers advised to top-up PRESTO cards before heading out the door

The transit service is also reminding customers who are returning to its system after taking a COVID-19 hiatus about the importance of tapping on and off the GO trains. GO Transit is asking customers to check the balance of their PRESTO cards and, if necessary, load them before getting to the station after seeing a … Continue reading Are you loaded? GO Transit customers advised to top-up PRESTO cards before heading out the door

Pedal power – New Bike Share Toronto program revolving around several major GO stations

Customers may have noticed the addition of dozens of bicycle rental stalls at area GO Transit stations. Here’s how they work, and how to get a discount with your PRESTO card. If the sight of your car baking under a hot Toronto summer sun makes you perspire even before opening the door, you now can … Continue reading Pedal power – New Bike Share Toronto program revolving around several major GO stations

New PRESTO devices go live on GO – Digital fare machines are a glimpse into technology to come for customers

You’ll start seeing some new PRESTO payment devices on GO Transit today (Feb. 6). This means changes for the better for PRESTO customers. For just a moment, Erica Pauze hesitated - looked at a nearby station attendant - then tapped her PRESTO card on the high-tech device. "OK, now this is awesome," the Midland resident … Continue reading New PRESTO devices go live on GO – Digital fare machines are a glimpse into technology to come for customers

New way to pay – Full PRESTO payment introduced on TTC Wheel-Trans sedan taxis

There’s an early change for payment options in 2020. Customers who travel via TTC Wheel-Trans contracted sedan taxis are now able to pay their fare using PRESTO. PRESTO is expanding again. It’s now a new fare option for those who use TTC Wheel-Trans contracted sedan taxis. As of Jan. 13, 2020, Wheel-Trans customers are no … Continue reading New way to pay – Full PRESTO payment introduced on TTC Wheel-Trans sedan taxis

Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

While for some customers, it seems like the world just partied like it was 1999, a whole new decade is fast approaching. Using stats, figures and facts, we take a look at how far the transit agency has come, and where it’s going as we all greet 2020. It’s not surprising that a transit agency … Continue reading Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express