Presto delayed

Presto delayed Presto delayed
The launch of the Presto smartcard for transport services in Ottawa has been put back seven months. The Presto card was to have been introduced last week but will now be launched on 1 February 2013.

A statement by operator OC Transpo says that the delay will provide time to conduct comprehensive tests, and to ensure that the system is ready for use by its passengers. Metrolinx, the Ontario regional transport body which is behind the Presto smartcard, will offset costs incurred by OC Transpo as a result of the delayed launch.