MOVE OVER SWIPING. IT’S TIME FOR TRANSIT RIDERS TO GET USED TO TAPPING
Miaba Bernil bought a Presto on Wednesday and is happy that if lost, it can be replaced.
Dean Melamed has being using Presto for 10 months and likes that, when the tap machines aren’t working, drivers sometimes allow a free ride.
Rachel Henderson, who switched to Presto in November, says it’s annoying that she now has to buy cards for her two kids under 12.
With the end of the Metropass at the turn of the new year, Toronto is now officially living in a Presto world — with thousands of former Metropass users joining other TTC patrons who tap, not swipe, to get across the city.
The TTC phased out the Metropass at the end of December in favour of the Presto fare- card system. Between Dec. 15 and Wednesday, the TTC said it had sold about 120,000 Presto cards to former users of the Metropass. Acting manager of communications Heather Brown said holidays mean those numbers are lower than the average 250,000 Metropasses sold monthly. The TTC says the next move will be phasing out tickets and tokens.
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