Alex Rampaul is almost as enthusiastic about transit as those working at Metrolinx. Not only is he always involved in the online discussion about what’s happening, but when there’s an opportunity to interact with staff in person, he jumps at the chance. The second Ask Metrolinx town hall took place on Monday evening and Rampaul was one of the first to take the microphone. He … Continue reading Ask Metrolinx’s Town Hall attracts hundreds of participants
We don’t know about you, but we sure had a busy 2017. How did you do on last year’s quiz? You’ve had a whole year to train and build your knowledge. Connect with your inner transit nerd, track your results and have fun. 17 questions on 2017 Hint: find the answer online Hint: find the answer online Hint: find the answer online Hint: find the … Continue reading Quiz – How much were you paying attention in 2017?
Toronto is recognizing what the rest of the GTHA (+Ottawa) has known for some time: PRESTO makes riding transit easier. As soon as PRESTO devices were available at all stations and on all streetcars/buses, there was very little need for the all-too-familiar scramble for tokens. And things have gotten even easier for Toronto transit users. If you didn’t already know, adults and seniors can now … Continue reading TTC Monthly Passes on PRESTO
The Metrolinx Board of Directors met today to receive a number of reports, including updates on PRESTO, Metrolinx’s capital projects and GO service expansion. PRESTO Update PRESTO Executive Vice President Rob Hollis reported on the PRESTO retail partnership with Loblaw, which entails Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Toronto selling PRESTO cards and offering PRESTO services. Over 3,300 PRESTO cards have been sold, and more than … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – June 2017
There are now two million activated PRESTO cards in circulation across the GTHA and Ottawa. No, this didn’t happen overnight. PRESTO, available as a fare payment option on 11 transit agencies, has been transforming transit fare payment on a regional scale for a while now. With the Regional Transportation Plan, adopted in 2008, Metrolinx envisioned a more integrated transportation system across the GTHA. One critical … Continue reading PRESTO: One in Two Million