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 slight uptick in fare evasion rates on GO trains. On … Continue reading Are you loaded? GO Transit customers advised to top-up PRESTO cards before heading out the door

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Grab your PRESTO Hamilton – HSR is going paperless

Hamiltonians will soon say goodbye to paper tickets and passes and use PRESTO to ride city buses. Here’s what you need to know. No more emptying pockets of crumpled transit tickets at the end of each day. For those using public transit around Hamilton, the days of paper tickets and monthly passes are about to end. As of November 1, 2020, Hamilton residents will use … Continue reading Grab your PRESTO Hamilton – HSR is going paperless

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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 break a healthier sweat while getting to and from a … Continue reading Pedal power – New Bike Share Toronto program revolving around several major GO stations

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No more waiting – PRESTO launches enhanced app

The new app features improvements for both Android and iOS users, including instant loads that can be done right from home. Talk about remote control. Right now, a new and improved version of the PRESTO app, which features full instant load capabilities, is available for download. This means that all mobile users – whether they have an Android or an iPhone – can now instantly … Continue reading No more waiting – PRESTO launches enhanced app

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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 said as she used the new digital fare pillar today … Continue reading New PRESTO devices go live on GO – Digital fare machines are a glimpse into technology to come for customers

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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 longer restricted to using just cash, TTC tickets, or tokens … Continue reading New way to pay – Full PRESTO payment introduced on TTC Wheel-Trans sedan taxis

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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 would speak loudest using numbers. For Metrolinx, it’s the times … 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

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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 just a PRESTO customer interested in what’s to come – … Continue reading What the heck is that? Spotting new PRESTO devices is a glimpse into fare technology to come for transit customers

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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 Scarborough last night (Dec. 5), and the queue was so … Continue reading From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall

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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 PRESTO fare card before entering a TTC bus or subway. … Continue reading Milestone moment – Majority of TTC customers now use PRESTO as TTC prepares to stop selling tokens, tickets and passes