On Metrolinx’s approval of using Student Universal Transit Passes on Presto cards

On September 14th, Metrolinx announced at their Board of Directors meeting that the Presto card will now be enabled with functionality that will support the use of any existing Universal Transit Passes that student unions or universities and colleges may offer. This is an important step towards the province’s goal of fare integration, and this is something that students have been calling for since the creation of the Presto card program.

According to Metrolinx “The PRESTO enabled University pass (UPASS) program coming this fall will offer an automated solution for discounted fares to university students within their jurisdiction.” Robert Hollis, Executive Vice President, Presto presenting this along with other issues during his report to the board.

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