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TTC promises to go token free by 2017

The TTC is promising to go back to future by 2017 when it claims it will end the use of tokens and tickets in favour of a full rollout of the Presto card. Most other transit systems in major cities use some form of smart card for fare payment, and the TTC wants to push users into the use of Presto by phasing out these old school methods of paying one's fare.

Metropasses will still be issued, though the rollout of Presto technology will be aggressive to meet this goal. At present only 26 subway stations and a handful of streetcars have Presto readers. The plan is to outfit all stations and streetcars by the end of the year, before adding the technology to buses.

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