Metrolinx is covering most of the cost. The only part the TTC is covering is the new fare gates. Everything else from the readers to the reload machines is Metrolinx,
Sometime soon I would guess they only gom the approval from the board and city council last month to go ahead with the original 26 stations that had Preto jury rigged onto the old turnstiles.on that note, when will they install the rest of the gates? seems to be awefully quiet on that front lately
Even when they worked, it's so slow. It's like back in year 200 where computers often hang with 128MB of RAM.Hopefully trash them since they don't work half the time. Tried reloading at Islington the other day and both machines weren't working.
Remember when TTC and Metrolinx spent a year or so disagreeing on how much it would cost, with TTC saying it was going to cost a hundred million or so more than Metrolinx projected! I guess TTC was right. The good news is that Metrolinx has no chance of going after TTC for the "unexpected" extra cost. Though the ten-year renewal will be intersting.Remember when a contractor was selected to install a credit card system costing less than $100m.
Who is responsible for covering the costs of this overrun?
The 905, in part anyways. The service agreements with all 905 transit agencies were renegotiated last year, ahead of their 10-year expiry dates. The cost to the 905 agencies went up significantly. At least one agency seriously considered going back to paper tickets and transfers, as that would have been cheaper than Presto at the new rates. There was a lot of back room politicking to hush the whole thing up. The only plausible explanation for the hike in fees - given that the 905 was already on Presto, and in steady state - was TTC's entry to the Presto network.
There is a staff report to Mississauga Council in their archives about this, I'm not able to find a link at the moment.
As far as I know, the TTC 'loyalty program" or daily caps will be implemented later in 2017. This from the last TTC CEO's Report:My Presto online account is now working and I noticed something about a loyalty discount but was unable to find any further information. Can anyone shed some light on a possible loyalty discount programme for TTC Presto users?
Do all transit agencies have ten-year service agreement with Metrolinx for Presto? Do these service agreements lock in the amount each transit agency pays Metrolinx for using Presto? Finally, why were the service agreements with the 905 transit agencies renegotiated ahead of the ten-year expiry dates?