Finally, the Toronto Transit Commission is set to introduce time-based transfers for August 26. The new policy will allow TTC riders using the card to enter and exit transit vehicles as many times as they want within a two-hour window, all for the cost of a single fare.
The catch? You will require a Presto card to take advantage of the transfer window. The TTC is hoping the $21-million investment will lead to 5 million new customer trips per year by 2020.
“[This policy] will help reduce the financial barrier and make transit more affordable for low-income riders. It will provide customers with greater access to the system, and an ability to make multiple short trips on one fare,” a November 2017 TTC report said.
Starting Aug 26 a new two-hour transfer will be available for @PRESTOcard customers only. You’ll be able to hop on and off the TTC or switch direction at any point in your journey. Learn more https://t.co/KbJBUsfBvh pic.twitter.com/VD31Whly6X
— TTC Customer Service (@TTChelps) August 18, 2018
So, assuming this means those Presto wickets will actually work, are you going to opt for the card to access the unlimited two-hour transfer window?