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It seems the Sto now has a active NSAS system 

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On December 1, 2016 at 11:55 PM, tomsbuspage said:

The STO announced today that a new transferable, no-photo Occasional Multi card is now available at its customer service locations.  The card normally costs $8 and requires a minimum initial balance of $10, but it will be issued for free until the end of January.  The per-ride fare will be the same as the PME fare, and will include a two-hour transfer on the STO or OC Transpo.

I picked up an STO Occasional Multi card this morning, which is available to all customers, not just Quebec residents--the STO's website is unclear about this detail as it says that only Quebec residents may obtain a Multi card, and then lists the Occasional card as a sub-type.  I was told that it will replace paper tickets and that it is specifically intended to allow OC Transpo customers to start a trip on an STO bus if their Presto card is set up with an e-purse.  I was asked for photo ID and they enter your name, address and phone number into their computer system, and your name is printed on the card.  However, the card has no photo and is transferable as indicated on the STO's website.

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6 hours ago, tomsbuspage said:

I picked up an STO Occasional Multi card this morning, which is available to all customers, not just Quebec residents--the STO's website is unclear about this detail as it says that only Quebec residents may obtain a Multi card, and then lists the Occasional card as a sub-type.  I was told that it will replace paper tickets and that it is specifically intended to allow OC Transpo customers to start a trip on an STO bus if their Presto card is set up with an e-purse.  I was asked for photo ID and they enter your name, address and phone number into their computer system, and your name is printed on the card.  However, the card has no photo and is transferable as indicated on the STO's website.

Got mine tonight, though the agent on duty @ De La Citè at first said it was for Quebec residents only but Double checked and issued it. 

Unlike the Presto card where it can be shared with anyone, The Multi Occasional can only be shared with members of the same family (Since ones family name is printed on it) 

 

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The Occasional Multi

Simple and easy to use, as its name suggests, this pass is ideal for occasional trips! In addition to using it like an e-wallet, this new Multi is transferable so it can be shared easily among riders in the same family. No matter who uses it, the Occasional Multi lets you pay for your trip using an e-fare. It can be loaded at the service points and retail outlets.

 

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1 hour ago, Oc4526 said:

Got mine tonight, though the agent on duty @ De La Citè at first said it was for Quebec residents only but Double checked and issued it. 

I went to the STO HQ on Jean-Proulx and was told right away that Ontario residents could buy one. :)

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That was the same bus that went into the ditch on Woodroffe and took out a pole a few years ago. Bad luck bus. At least no one was injured in either incident.  

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2 hours ago, ikarus8737 said:

That was the same bus that went into the ditch on Woodroffe and took out a pole a few years ago. Bad luck bus. At least no one was injured in either incident.  

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Bad luck bus indeed. More importantly, I'm glad that everyone on board got out safely. It's so sad to see a bus burned up like that, especially a double decker. 

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I've been informed that 8010 was moved to the NRC facility (Uplands/Alert) last night, with an escort by a Supervisor and Transit Law. 

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