TTC has now rolled out PRESTO at every subway station
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:31AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, December 22, 2016 4:41PM EST
The TTC has now rolled out PRESTO at every subway station across the transit network.
PRESTO-- an electric fare card that can be used on the TTC, GO Transit and other GTA-area transit services-- has already been installed on all TTC streetcars and on the majority of the transit network’s 1,900 buses.
TTC spokesperson Brad Ross told CP24 Thursday that they expect PRESTO will "go live" today at Coxwell Station, which is the last station to come online.
The TTC previously said that PRESTO will be installed on all of its buses by the end of the year and Ross says that promise will be fulfilled by tomorrow.
“2016 was a big year in terms of getting Presto onto all our vehicles and into our stations,” Ross said. “There are some challenges that we have had with the equipment. We acknowledge that and we and Presto are working very, very hard to get all of that resolved as we move into 2017 and move to what will be essentially a new currency for the TTC and that is the Presto card.”
In 2017, customers will be able to purchase Metropasses on their PRESTO card, the TTC says.