TTC conversion to Presto delayed yet again
It seems as though TTC officials are having more trouble than initially anticipated in making cards the standard form of payment on subways, streetcars and buses.
Initially, back in 2015, the agency had promised to stop accepting "old" forms of payment — such as Metropasses, tickets and tokens — by mid 2017.
Now, according to revised timeline from acting CEO Rick Leary, the TTC won't mandate the use of Presto cards until the end of 2019.
This is great news for people with a treasure trove of tokens at home, but it represents a very expensive headache for the City of Toronto.
As the Toronto Star points out, the transit agency must essentially pay for the operation of two different fare collection systems at once until Presto can be implemented in full.
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