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Metrolinx to deploy open payments on its network in 2020 [free access]

November 4, 2019

Metrolinx has announced plans to commence testing of open payment methods on its network in early 2020. Besides the currently deployed presto card, passengers will be able to pay for transit using contactless bank cards (credit or debit card) and mobile phones on the Presto reader. Initially, tests will be conducted on GO Transit buses.

 

The Presto readers capable of supporting  open payments will be installed in Go Buses later this  month, but the software upgrade required to introduce open payments will be installed only in 2020.