Metrolinx’s Regional Transportation Plan has 10 specific strategies to meet its goals. Strategy #6 is “Implement an Integrated Transit Fare System”. With 11 transit agencies in the GTHA and Ottawa, 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 the next few years, be the preferred means for convenient, seamless and efficient transit fare payment for both riders and our municipal transit agencies.
Currently more than 1.85 million customers are using PRESTO cards to tap on to the following public transit systems:
Visit PRESTOcard.ca for information on the PRESTO card.