The TTC will not section out tokens and tickets till a single-use Presto ticket option is rolled out — that means Presto holdouts now have till the finish of 2019 to proceed utilizing ‘legacy’ cost choices.
The unique plan was to make a full leap to Presto by mid-2017, however TTC spokesperson Brad Ross mentioned they don’t have any alternative however to wait for the arrival of a single-use Presto tickets earlier than switching over.
In the new world order, fare collectors will now not be posted in stations, and Presto card-less prospects wanting to take a single trip will purchase their ticket at a machine.
“The money fare consumer shall be in a position to go in and feed the machine cash and get a cardboard model of the Presto card that can permit them to enter the station,” mentioned Ross. “However that will not be prepared till subsequent 12 months.”
The single-use Prestos must be prepared by June 2019. Legacy tickets and tokens will cease being offered in August 2019, and can cease being accepted in December 2019.
Presto machines are actually put in on buses, streetcars, and at each subway station.
The recently-released TTC Chief Govt Officer’s report lays out different adjustments coming quickly to Toronto’s Presto playing cards.
In August of this 12 months, Presto will introduce a two-hour switch, permitting prospects to take as many journeys as they need in a two-hour window on a single fare.
August may also see the introduction of youth, post-secondary, and senior 12-month passes on Presto. Grownup 12-month Presto passes had been launched in late Could.