Smart cards for Barrie transit
When transit becomes paid again there taking away ride cards temporary. They should get the cards like the simcoe linx or the presto cards like the go transit uses. You can load your bus pass on it or if you like me and have $60 a month for the bus and I could load it and it gets automatically deducted when the card is scanned. And you get a slight discount for using the card versus using cash
The City is asking residents to share their vision for the future of Barrie's transit network at https://www.buildingbarrie.ca/TransitVision . Feedback will be used to create a successful transit network that meets public needs, improves mobility and guides Barrie’s transit system as the city grows.
Please visit https://www.buildingbarrie.ca/TransitVision and provide your feedback by March 1, 2021.
Gary Nicholl commented
I would love to see Presto used in Barrie! I think it could potentially encourage people from Toronto to visit if they could use their Card here and that would be good for tourism also it would make transit so much easier!
Barbara Ann commented
Guelph has reloadable, tap cards with all discounts allowed, senior, child etc. They are great
Michelle Dowzer commented
Using Presto or something like it would be amazing and so much easier!
Yes please! Many people in Barrie work or regularly travel to Toronto & York Region. We should use Presto like those cities do. Changes need to be made for driver safety anyways, so why not integrate with an existing system & make it easier for passengers & visitors too.