Metrolinx’s strategic regional transportation plan, The Big Move, has 10 specific strategies to meet its goals. Strategy #6 is “Implement an Integrated Transit Fare System”. With 9 transit agencies in the GTHA, each with their own fare structure, riders travelling across the region have in the past had to use multiple different methods of fare payment for a single trip.
PRESTO provides transit customers with greater convenience, savings and security PRESTO will, within five years, be the preferred means for convenient, seamless and efficient transit fare payment for both riders and our Ontario municipal transit partners. By 2016 over 2.5 million Ontario riders will be subscribing to PRESTO. We are on track to meet our goal.
As of November 2012, more than 400,000 customers are using PRESTO cards to tap on to the following public transit systems:
PRESTO is accepted by the following transit agencies:
Visit PRESTOcard.ca for information on the PRESTO card.