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Presto! Like magic, it’s gone!!!

Well, sort of.

I don’t want to rag on this – plenty of naysayers will do that in fulsome manners, I reckon. But I really do have to wonder why there was an elaborate pre-rollout without first knowing that the systems did indeed work. Bizarre.

At least there is a bit of a silver lining for we EcoPass holders:

Deans planned to introduce a motion at transit commission on June 20 asking OC Transpo to reinstate the EcoPass program for one year. The discounted payroll reduction transit passes were cancelled, along with student passes for college students over age 19, to align Ottawa’s transit fares with the categories Metrolinx uses in Toronto, because users will be able to use the cards wherever Presto is in use.

Woo-hoo!

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Things are still messed up…

… in Prestoland!

And it’s looking more and more like I may be able to use my EcoPass a little bit longer than I thought!

Which is important to me as the service generally sucks – especially during the afternoon rush – and I don’t agree with paying more for a substandard product and having to go through hoops to have the “privilege” of buying the service.

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