Two-hour transfer on PRESTO card officially launched
Toronto Mayor John Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle officially launched the start of the two-hour transfer for riders using PRESTO at Royal York Station on Aug. 26.
PRESTO card customers can now take advantage of the TTC’s new two-hour transfer to hop on and off the system without being charged an extra fare as long as they are within two hours of their first tap.
With the introduction of the two-hour transfer, the TTC is recommending PRESTO card customers and TTC employees to tap their card or ID card every time they enter a station or board a vehicle.
There are benefits to tapping every time:
- For PRESTO card customers: Tapping every time means that their fare is being deducted, their monthly pass is being verified and their two-hour transfer is being validated (e-purse customers). Having PRESTO card customers tap every time also provides the TTC with vital operations and service planning data and reduces fare evasion across the system.
- For TTC employees, contractors, pensioners and those who travel with a designate card: Tapping every time models the behaviour the TTC wants PRESTO customers to perform when entering a station or boarding a vehicle. This applies when in a TTC uniform or not.
- For the TTC in general: Tapping every time means the TTC is getting revenue from e-purse taps, obtaining vital operations and service planning data and reducing fare evasion across the system.