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

What the heck is that? Spotting new PRESTO devices is a glimpse into fare technology to come for transit customers

Upgraded PRESTO payment devices are being installed on some buses and stations as part of a trial. The tools will mean changes for the better for GO and 905 customers. You know those photos of the latest car model, captured before the official mass rollout? If you’re captivated by advancements in transit technology – or … Continue reading What the heck is that? Spotting new PRESTO devices is a glimpse into fare technology to come for transit customers

From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall

Talk about engagement - the open-mic line to talk with Metrolinx leaders was impressive and the event went half an hour longer than expected, due to feedback. The questions were – like the transit services themselves – in-depth and crossed the map. Metrolinx held another in their continuing series of town hall community meetings in … Continue reading From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall

Milestone moment – Majority of TTC customers now use PRESTO as TTC prepares to stop selling tokens, tickets and passes

On November 30, the TTC will stop selling tickets, tokens and its remaining pass products at subway stations. If you’re a PRESTO customer making your way around Toronto, here’s what you need to know about the switch. It’s a routine that Chris Jenkins has adopted for nearly four years during his commute – tapping his … Continue reading Milestone moment – Majority of TTC customers now use PRESTO as TTC prepares to stop selling tokens, tickets and passes

What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

Every industry and occupation uses utterances that are unusual or unique. The Metrolinx world is no difference. But we’d like to explain some of the slang better. We know. Sometimes we can be a bit confusing. The words we use. The expressions we come up with. We can leave you scratching your heads. But we … Continue reading What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

Hay there… See the moment Lil’ Ben, the mini horse, ponies up for a short gallop on a morning GO train

Let’s face it, we’ve all shared a GO train quad-seat with some passenger talking themselves hoarse. But this boarding was rather, sorry, horsestoric. To commemorate Metrolinx’s seventh year of partnering with Toronto’s upcoming Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, a good natured miniature horse joined passengers for a trip today (Oct 28) from Port Credit to busy … Continue reading Hay there… See the moment Lil’ Ben, the mini horse, ponies up for a short gallop on a morning GO train

VIDEO: Why Metrolinx is preparing to shut down regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East this upcoming weekend (Oct. 26-27)

Here are more details on some of the projects being tackled during the rare stoppage of weekend GO service on the important line. If you’re already making plans to hop on the Lakeshore East line this weekend, we’re going to have to stop – or at least reroute – you, right there. Metrolinx will shut … Continue reading VIDEO: Why Metrolinx is preparing to shut down regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East this upcoming weekend (Oct. 26-27)