Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) customers will now be able to purchase a day or group pass with their iOS and Android devices.
By downloading the free TTCconnect app from iTunes or Google Play, customers can purchase day passes for use any time or a group pass that can be used on weekends and holidays. During the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, group passes can also be used on weekdays.
Customers can pre-purchase passes, which must be activated before use. Once activated, day passes and group passes are valid from the date activated until 5:30 a.m. the next day.
"The TTC is pleased to offer our Pan Am guests and TTC customers the option of purchasing day or group passes on their iOS and Android devices," said TTC Chair Josh Colle. "The TTCconnect app is just one of the many technological modernization initiatives the TTC is undertaking to improve service and convenience for its riders. Along with Wi-Fi, cell phone service, debit, credit and PRESTO fare purchasing, the TTC is forging ahead with new initiatives to offer our customers the modern services they deserve."
The app, which was developed with Bytemark Inc., has built-in security features. Customers may be asked to validate their purchase by tapping the screen, causing the background color of the pass to change.
With the introduction of e-Ticketing in time for the Pan Am Games, the TTC is meeting another 2015 Customer Charter commitment. By the end of 2016, the TTC will have moved a step further in providing greater convenience for customers with the complete adoption of the PRESTO farecard, eliminating current tokens, tickets and passes.