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8 hours ago, smallspy said:

It most certainly is - I've used it a number of times.

 

And it's not something that the TTC is particularly interested in.

 

Dan

While that is disappointing to hear, it is nice to know that the system at least offers that as a possibility, should there be a desire for expanded functionality in the future.

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It has happened, actually. I've had it denied with the red X in the front (of a bus), but the rear one read fine. And later I've seen people tap on the front reader and it accepted just fine. One rath

Not my job= not caring.

Don’t think so. There was a VISION unit yesterday on Greenwood and it recorded my tap at Birchmount garage instead of my usual stop.

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Tried out the TTC's new two-hour "hop on/off" system on Monday.  Rode system for six hours (8am, 10am, noon payments) and only issue was one bus, 1608, on 85 had me boarding on Markham Rd (I boarded at Sheppard & Willowdale).  Even gave me GO co-fare discount on first payment at Highway 407 Station.

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4 hours ago, soo8513 said:

Tried out the TTC's new two-hour "hop on/off" system on Monday.  Rode system for six hours (8am, 10am, noon payments) and only issue was one bus, 1608, on 85 had me boarding on Markham Rd (I boarded at Sheppard & Willowdale).  Even gave me GO co-fare discount on first payment at Highway 407 Station.

It pretty much works even if the GPS location isn't accurate

 

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4 hours ago, Kelvin3157 said:

It pretty much works even if the GPS location isn't accurate

 

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That's the whole point. It no longer needs to reference the massive table to see if a transfer is valid - it just needs to do some simple math with the timestamp that is already embedded on each tap onto your card.


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17 minutes ago, I Alam said:

Hey does anyone know where in the stations they’re giving out the presto cards? I just check with oakville and they told me they have no clue since it’s being done by scotia bank.  

Are you talking about TTC or GO stations?

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2 hours ago, I Alam said:

Hey does anyone know where in the stations they’re giving out the presto cards? I just check with oakville and they told me they have no clue since it’s being done by scotia bank.  

 

2 hours ago, Kelvin3157 said:

Are you talking about TTC or GO stations?

The original link provides the information.

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1 hour ago, Ed T. said:
3 hours ago, I Alam said:

Hey does anyone know where in the stations they’re giving out the presto cards? I just check with oakville and they told me they have no clue since it’s being done by scotia bank.  

The original link provides the information.

I'm mot seeing that information in the original link - https://www.blogto.com/city/2018/09/scotiabank-giving-away-thousands-free-presto-cards-toronto/. It mentions starting at 4 p.m. at TTC Spadina, College, Kipling, Finch, Eglinton, Don Mills and Kennedy stations along with the Oakville, Mimico, Pickering and Scarborough GO stations.

But no indication where in the stations?

Are you looking at a different link?

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2 hours ago, nfitz said:

I'm mot seeing that information in the original link - https://www.blogto.com/city/2018/09/scotiabank-giving-away-thousands-free-presto-cards-toronto/. It mentions starting at 4 p.m. at TTC Spadina, College, Kipling, Finch, Eglinton, Don Mills and Kennedy stations along with the Oakville, Mimico, Pickering and Scarborough GO stations.

But no indication where in the stations?

Are you looking at a different link?

Trust me if you arrive at any of the stations even a half hour before the giveaway someone has started their own line up. I was Eglinton today, they had station supervisors and constables there. Barely lasted 10 minutes and all the cards were gone.

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There was a huge lineup at Kennedy before 4pm it was 90% chinese and other asians. Even had a Toronto Police officer.

I had no idea what the lineup was about I figured it was some sort of trip. Now it made sense lol.

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Don Mills and Finch lines stretched all the way out of the station and reaches the major intersections. Eglinton wasn't really that bad, and the College line went as far as Church. Kennedy and Eglinton were handing them out in the fare paid area.

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1 hour ago, Kelvin3157 said:

Don Mills and Finch lines stretched all the way out of the station and reaches the major intersections. Eglinton wasn't really that bad, and the College line went as far as Church. Kennedy and Eglinton were handing them out in the fare paid area.

At Spadina, the line began in the unused bus bay and stretched all the way onto Bloor.

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15 hours ago, nfitz said:

I'm mot seeing that information in the original link - https://www.blogto.com/city/2018/09/scotiabank-giving-away-thousands-free-presto-cards-toronto/. It mentions starting at 4 p.m. at TTC Spadina, College, Kipling, Finch, Eglinton, Don Mills and Kennedy stations along with the Oakville, Mimico, Pickering and Scarborough GO stations.

But no indication where in the stations?

Are you looking at a different link?

Oops, I didn't read closely enough, saw "where" but not "in the station".

It was pretty obvious at Mimico GO. Once they set up in the parking lot, it went pretty quickly. The initial crowd was maybe a hundred or a bit more, so the 750 should have lasted a while. So I now have a working Presto card with $8 on it. Which doesn't really make up for Scotiabank giving me zippo interest on the GICs they rolled over without telling me.

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On 10/4/2018 at 6:50 AM, Ed T. said:

Oops, I didn't read closely enough, saw "where" but not "in the station".

It was pretty obvious at Mimico GO. Once they set up in the parking lot, it went pretty quickly. The initial crowd was maybe a hundred or a bit more, so the 750 should have lasted a while. So I now have a working Presto card with $8 on it. Which doesn't really make up for Scotiabank giving me zippo interest on the GICs they rolled over without telling me.

I was at Mimico I was able to get at both Mimico and Oakville Mimico probably had the least amount of people for any station.

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6 minutes ago, I Alam said:

I was at Mimico I was able to get at both Mimico and Oakville Mimico probably had the least amount of people for any station.

I heard Mimico and Oakville had a small or no line up at all, and someone I know got 2 cards at Oakville as there wasn't too many people at those stations.

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1 minute ago, Kelvin3157 said:

I heard Mimico and Oakville had a small or no line up at all, and someone I know got 2 cards at Oakville as there wasn't too many people at those stations.

I'm not gonna go into details on how many cards I got, but it's way more than I should have been able to get.

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Noticed the new ticket option on 2 of the new Presto fare machines at Union station today during work, of course not ready yet so your unable to purchase any ticket fares from it. The rest of the machines there have it marked as future fare option.

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9 hours ago, littlewill1166 said:

Hey Bus Medic,

 

Did you ever find out the answer to my question? I think it would be a helpful feature now that 2-hour transfers have been rolled out. It would be nice to find out how much time you have left.

Nope. I just run the wires.

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12 hours ago, littlewill1166 said:

Hey Bus Medic,

 

Did you ever find out the answer to my question? I think it would be a helpful feature now that 2-hour transfers have been rolled out. It would be nice to find out how much time you have left.

 

You were given the answer to your question 2 pages ago. No, there is no plan to offer that functionality.


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5 minutes ago, smallspy said:

 

You were given the answer to your question 2 pages ago. No, there is no plan to offer that functionality.


Dan

I thought you were speculating, I didn't think that was an actual confirmed answer. It would still be something that would be nice to have given that 2-hour transfers are now a thing.

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