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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 – some call this ‘open payment’. For the same price as … Continue reading PRESTO contactless payment pilot launches on UP Express, allowing customers to ‘tap-on’ with credit cards and mobile wallets

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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 transit agencies in the 905 over the past months, and … Continue reading Out with the old, in with the new – new UP Express PRESTO devices are here

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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 to pay for their fare. That means there’s no more … 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 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