Students and seniors say hello to PRESTO!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011 – for immediate release

Students and seniors say hello to PRESTO!

Students and seniors can now enjoy the convenience of PRESTO on Oakville Transit. The PRESTO card, introduced last year for adult fares, allows customers to ride on participating transit systems without pre-purchasing tickets or having to search for the correct change.

“Oakville was an early adopter of the PRESTO system on all our town buses and now everyone can take advantage of this convenient and seamless way to pay for travelling across a number of transit systems,” Mayor Rob Burton said.

Children/students, six to 19 years of age who are attending primary or full time secondary school, and seniors 65 years of age and older, can now set up a PRESTO card that will recognize their specific fare discount. Details on how to set up a student or senior card can be found on the Oakville Transit website.

PRESTO cards can be purchased for $6 on the PRESTO website or at any one of the following locations:

Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville Transit office, 430 Wyecroft Road
River Oaks Community Centre, 2400 Sixth Line
Iroquois Ridge Library, 1051 Glenashton Drive
Glen Abbey Library, 1415 Third Line
Central Library, 120 Navy Street
Oakville, Bronte and Clarkson GO Transit stations

With PRESTO, a fare is deducted from your card each time you travel. There is a built-in loyalty program and Oakville Transit riders will receive fare discounts based upon the number of rides taken and the value of the fares accumulated within the calendar month. For those riders who use Oakville Transit to connect with GO Transit, the co-fare amount will automatically be taken off the PRESTO card. No need to look for $0.65 each time you board.

“PRESTO is one more way in which we are working to make public transit even more convenient,” said Barry Cole, director, Oakville Transit. “With a new grid system, more routes and more frequent service, Oakville Transit is the way to travel uptown, downtown, across our community and into neighbouring cities.”

Currently, PRESTO cards can be used on all Oakville Transit buses, at Bronte, Oakville and Clarkson GO Transit trains, in addition to Burlington Transit, MiWay Transit and others throughout the GTHA. For a complete list of participating transit systems, visit the PRESTO website.

For more information contact:

Barry Cole
Director, Oakville Transit
Town of Oakville
905-845- 6601, ext. 3507

Mary Jo Milhomens
Sr. Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville

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Students and seniors say hello to PRESTO!