Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card | Page 457

Discussion in 'Transportation and Infrastructure' started by dan e 1980, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. EastYorkTTCFan

    EastYorkTTCFan Senior Member

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    They do but only on streetcars, I doubt we will ever see all-door boarding on a bus if it isn't operating as streetcar shuttle/ replacement.
     
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    amnesiajune Senior Member

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    Not anytime soon. There are some proposals to allow all-door boarding on the rocket bus routes, but that's it.
     
  3. nfitz

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    On the buses? It's never been planned. Not sure why you think it is.

    The rear readers are for when they are used on existing 500-series POP routes (buses currently scheduled on 501, 502, 503, 504, and 511), and for fare-paid zones after they start requiring tap-out at subway stations.
     
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    hmmm fair enough....just seem counter intuitive to equip 1500 buses for something that a couple hundred can do on a temporary basis.
     
  5. amnesiajune

    amnesiajune Senior Member

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    I've had to say this way too much: there is no plan to start requiring subway tap-offs at any point in the future.

    The second and third readers were just put in for contingency, so that they won't be an obstacle if the TTC does want to move the bus system to POP. It doesn't cost much so there's no reason not to.
     
  6. Voltz

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    Then why was it approved by the board?
     
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    Couple of hundred? Which bus doesn't stop in a fare-paid area?

    And then I point out that you are wrong, and point to the decision TTC made to start requiring subway tap-offs, and then you don't reply ... and then the whole thing starts again.

    But here it is again. Item 1c). Approved December 16, 2015 - about 23 months ago. See http://www.ttc.ca/About_the_TTC/Com...ive_Officers_Report_ December_2015_Update.pdf

    upload_2017-11-14_18-15-51.

    Do you have a reference to support that? They may well change their mind about subway tap-off - heck maybe they have already - but at the time they decided to put them at all doors, they were planning to require tap-offs at subway stations.
     
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    It was approved by the Metrolinx board (who is paying for the installation) because that's what the TTC contract required.

    That said, given the number of device failures, Metrolinx would struggle to meet availability targets with a single device on each vehicle.
     
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    TTC board approved on December 16, 2015, as I just noted above.
     
  10. Leo_Chan

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    Gotta Catch Em All!
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  11. chinesehorse

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    Just missing one more: the horizontal green card without the braille!


    By the way, where did you find the vertical green card? I've been looking one for ages, for my own collection too :p
     
  12. Leo_Chan

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    I had it for a long time, it was my first card, it has an “expiration date” of Aug 2017.

    Now thats just nitpicking and probably was only around for a short period, I assume.
     
  13. chinesehorse

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    From what I know based on tweets, the one with braille was introduced in early 2015.
     
  14. Leo_Chan

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    But when was the horizontal without braille released?
     
  15. 44 North

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    Oh yeah forgot Metrolinx's colour is black now, with white and seafoam green lines. Sort of looks like a premium member card. Wonder if they'll make future trains black too.
     

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