Easier and more convenient for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) riders to take transit is being facilitated by the Ontario government.
Since August, customers have used their credit cards to tap on more than 100,000 times GO, MiWay, Brampton, and Oakville Transit.
“Improving the PRESTO fare payment system by allowing riders to simply tap on with their credit cards…Our government is making transit an appealing, convenient, and simpler option for people across the Greater Golden Horseshoe,” said Stan Cho, Associate Minister of Transportation
Launched 2022, Ontario began increasing payment options beyond the PRESTO card by the option to pay by credit card, including those cards on a smartphone or smartwatch, to the entire GO Transit network, as well as the Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville transit systems.
In 2023, the province reportedly will further expand new payment options to more transit agencies across the GTHA, including payment by debit.
“Reaching this milestone so quickly…next step, our government will work towards expanding the tap-on credit card payment option across the 905, making it easier and more convenient for commuters in the GTHA to get to work, school, and more,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation.
Aligning the PRESTO system with best-in-class transit practices from jurisdictions across the world, the Ontario government is delivering convenience to riders so that people can get from point A to point B more easily.