Post Tagged with: "Presto"

As many as five to six per cent of card readers aren't working across the TTC system at any given time. (Kevin John Siazon)

More Presto, more problems

Presto card-holders across the city are frustrated. Again. The Toronto Star reported that an audit conducted by the TTC last week revealed that as much as five to six per cent of Presto card readers within the system aren’t working at any given time. The card reader malfunction isn’t the first challenge the TTC has faced since rolling out the […]

by Brittany Spencer· · News
Spadina station with accessible gates. 
(Courtesy Steve Chou Photos)

Metrolinx and TTC work to make accessibility gates Presto friendly

Metrolinx and the TTC are in the process of developing technology to make the Presto payment devices work with the accessibility gate in Toronto subway stations. Brian Drew, a senior policy advisor assigned to Presto by the province of Ontario, lead the round table discussion at the Metrolinx annual accessibility public meeting. This year’s meeting at Metro Hall on Nov. […]

A TTC map, outlining the progression of Presto installations from 2009 to the projected installations in 2014.

TTC: Slaves to the politicians – not the people

  Subways, folks. Subways, subways, subways. The last four years, Mayor Rob Ford has had a clear goal – the expansion of the TTC network by bringing subways to Scarborough and beyond. Many say it’s been a disaster. “Why was it a disaster? Because we do not have sufficient operational autonomy on part of TTC. If they were autonomous to a […]

(Leslie Walker/ The Ryersonian)

Tap On: The benefits of using the Presto card for students

Metrolinx has an ambitious goal in mind: to expand the Presto electronic fare card system for the Pan Am Games, the Toronto Star reports. Officials at Metrolinx say they’re aiming for more subway stations, streetcars and buses to be equipped with Presto card readers by the start of the games in July 2015. With Ryerson located in the heart of Toronto, […]

by Jamie Webster· · News