Beginning yesterday, riders on GO Transit, Durham Region Transit and others, can pay fares by tapping a debit card on a Presto device, including debit cards on a smartphone or smartwatch.
“This latest milestone for the Presto system gives transit riders yet another convenient payment option when travelling for work, school, leisure, and more,” said Stan Cho, Associate Minister of Transportation.
Riders can also use debit payment on paratransit services in Burlington, Durham Region, Hamilton, York Region, Oakville, and Ottawa. The new debit payment option comes as Presto reported a million card taps on its devices since the launch of credit card payment in August 2022, said a statement.
The Ontario government is also working with the Toronto Transit Commission to introduce both credit and debit payment options for Toronto transit riders this summer.
- Riders should check the price and fare structure before they tap, as it may differ by individual transit agency and a discount may apply when using a Presto card.
- Presto debit and credit payment are now fully operational on GO Transit, UP Express, Brampton Transit, Burlington Transit, Durham Region Transit, Hamilton Street Railway, MiWay in Mississauga, Oakville Transit, York Region Transit and paratransit services in Burlington, Durham Region, Hamilton, York Region, Oakville, and Ottawa.
- Presto has approximately 4.7 million active customers.