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Passengers will be able to pay the transportation fare by "taping".



More commuters in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton area now have an easier way to pay their fare: with their credit card.


Starting Monday, Durham Region Transit, York Regional Transit, Burlington Transit and Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) passengers can use a credit card to pay for their trip.


Riders can pay with their credit card, or with a credit card loaded on a smart phone or smart watch, at any PRESTO machine.


The use of credit cards began with a successful Union Pearson Express pilot program in 2021 which was followed by an expansion on GO Transit, Brampton Transit, MiWay and Oakville Transit in August.


Collectively, 518,475 riders have used their credit cards to pay for their trips through these transit systems as of Jan. 11.


"Every day, more riders are using their credit cards at agencies where this is already available, and we are excited to expand this functionality to Durham, York, Burlington and Hamilton," said Barclay Hancock, Metrolinx's director of payments.


Next, the province is looking to expand the credit card payment system to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) along with the introduction of a debit touch option at all transit agencies in GTHA.

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