GO to Get Rid of Monthly Passes for Presto Cards
GO monthly passes are out and Presto is in.
Starting in the new year, those monthly GO passes will be a thing of the past and you'll have to adopt the new Presto electronic card system or pay per ride with single tickets.
Officials were just waiting until a majority of riders started using Presto before they got rid of the monthly passes altogether, and right now there are about 350-thousand Presto cards in use.
GO monthly pass sales dropped by 45 percent this past year and they only accounted for about 15 percent of sales.
Presto cards need to be loaded with money as they run out and users tap of the card on an electronic reader each time they use GO.
By the 2015 Pan Am games, most TTC stations, streetcars and buses will be able to read Presto cards.