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Rider Benefits Amplify as PRESTO Card Price Drops

Since the price of PRESTO cards has dropped, it is going to prove extremely beneficial for people during their transit.

How riders will be benefited by PRESTO card’s price reduction
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Metrolinx has reduced the price of PRESTO cards. The cards which were earlier sold at $6 are now available for people at $4. PRESTO cards are a big part of people living in Canada. These cards allow customers to travel between 11 different transit agencies. 

What are the benefits customers can avail with the reduction of price in PRESTO Cards?

PRESTO cards are easily available for people at Shoppers Drug Mart stores, transit customer outlets, and ticket and fare vending machines. Since the price of these cards has been reduced, people can now easily pay for transits as debits and credit cards can make contactless payments on PRESTO devices. The company Metrolinx has called the price reduction a “major step towards enhancing transit accessibility.”

The PRESTO price reduction comes months after the announcement which was made by the Ministry of Transportation that people will be able to use their credit and debit card to pay for fares across most transit agencies in Ontario.

In order to use the PRESTO card, one should create an account. To create an account, people can check the Metrolinx YouTube video. After creating the account, customers need to load money into the account. The money will be added to the PRESTO account within 24 hours of the purchase of the card. 

The decline in the PRESTO card's price comes as a huge relief for people who love to travel from one place to another. The implementation of the reduction came into effect on August 08, 2023. With the reduction in price, people will also be able to pay for fares on GO Transit, and UP Express. 

Further, one can also participate in 905 transit systems with their interac, debit, or credit card. Meanwhile, people who have PRESTO cards can also enjoy various benefits such as hefty discounts, a reduction of 5 cents on each fare on the TTC and others. 

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