June 9, 2011

TTC may adopt regional smart card

TORONTO — The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) may soon adopt Presto, a smart card used by nine other area transit partners, making it more ubiquitous in the region, since 85 percent of area commuters include the TTC in their trips, thestar.com reported.

A big part of the province’s decision to develop Presto cards for $250 million was to facilitate transit trips using one fare card across municipal systems. However, the TTC has been reluctant to adopt the technology, saying it could cost up to $300 million to put the electronic card readers on Toronto’s buses, subways and streetcars. For the full story, click here.

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