If you are trying to get a PRESTO card in Ottawa, avoid Lincoln Fields and Rideau. They have really long lines. ottawaChen Yang
Sun Fri, Jan 18 2013 20:46:47Glad to see that with the Presto card, octranspo has finally entered the 2000s. What? 13 years ago? ihateoctranspoDavo
The Sun card loaded with $20 in October failed to work Friday, indicating New Era 59fifty Hat
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With the new PRESTO cards being reloadable online, trips to Shoppers Drug Marts in Ottawa will drop by 73%Fraser McDonald
will receive a report in April on the results of this extended trial. If there are problems and a full 200,000 card rollout can begin in June, the city can pull out Adidas Cap Online of the contract with Metrolinx.
A full Presto system was supposed to go live last July 1 but the technology was buggy.
It will be a day or two before the city finds out if the 10,000 Presto cards handed out on Friday are bug free.
just following everybody else, said rider Chris Tremblay. think it will make it a lot easier. I all for it. staff plan to hand out more cards at Baseline station Tuesday and Fallowfield station the following Thursday.
Has anyone received a Presto card yet? Didn't see anyone handing them out at Baseline. Hoping I get one at Hurdman. OCTranspo OttawaStephen Gower
The tap and go cards themselves are free, but it up to cardholders to load the cards with money or monthly passes but there is a 24 48 hour lag time before the cards become activated.
took them a long time to get it going, said a rider named Don Friday morning. big attraction is that I can load it online. It going to be a lot easier to just tap and go. is covering Transpo delay expenses and is giving the city a $3 million discount on its share of the cost.
the card had insufficient funds. The card has been in use since Presto was first rolled out in a trial last year. The card has worked intermittently and most drivers seem to expect that.
Waiting in line for the presto card. I think the presto ppl were late for work. ottawaVivian Cheung
Metrolinx, the provincial agency providing Presto, is recording a 98% tap rate for the test cards currently in the field.
On a trip on route 89 from Greenboro to Bay St., the Sun saw no customers use a Presto card. Students spoken to at Greenboro indicated they had no intention of getting one preferring to stick with their U Pass.
Got my Presto Card on line, seems simple enough Ottawa now let's see if they can work on a large scale? SkepticalBig Cajun Man
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That presto pass line is a monsta damn ottawa rideauShermsThaSwerveGwad
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OC Transpo has begun a phased rollout of the troubled $32.7 million smart card system. People lined up to get their hands on one.
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