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TTC approves time-based transfers for Presto users starting next year

CityNews | posted Wednesday, Nov 29th, 2017

A Presto card reader is seen on a TTC bus in an undated file photo. FACEBOOK/PRESTO card

Good news for Presto users: the TTC board approved time-based transfers during a meeting at city hall on Tuesday.

Starting August 2018, TTC passengers using Presto cards will be allowed to make unlimited trips during a two-hour window on a single fare.

Currently, transfers are only valid for a one-way continuous trip — or as otherwise noted on the transfer.

The TTC said the new policy will encourage off-peak ridership, adding an estimated five million trips a year.

It will cost the agency an estimated $11.1 million next year, and $20.9 million annually as of 2020.

TTC spokesman Brad Ross said the board also agreed to freeze fares for 2018.

 

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