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LRT vote may have jeopardized transit smartcard

A TTC subway station sign. TTC riders boarding a streetcar. Service on the 504 King and bus routes will increase starting Jan. 5, 2014. Photo by Cameron Walker

TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto council may have jeopardized plans to implement the Presto electronic payment system, when it rejected Mayor Ford’s transit expansion vision.

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong told The Toronto Star that the memo rejected by councillors last week contained a clause that committed the city to the Presto Smartcard.

However, he says if the underground transit deal is off, the transit payment system could once again be up for discussion.

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