Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - for immediate release

Student Freedom Pass now available on PRESTO

The sale of paper Student Freedom Passes will be discontinued on December 31, 2015.

Switching to PRESTO is easy!

Simply follow these steps. If you already have a PRESTO card, start at Step 2.

Step 1: Purchase a PRESTO card at one of these locations:

Step 2: Configure your PRESTO card in person at any of the above locations to ensure you receive the student rate. This cannot be done online.

Step 3: Purchase and load your card with the monthly Student Freedom Pass for $15 per month. You can do this online, by phone or in person. If you load money online or by phone it may take 24 hours for it to appear on your card.

Step 4: Now you’re ready to go! When you ride, the transit fare is deducted from your card when you tap onto the PRESTO device on the bus.

NOTE: New terms and conditions

The Student Freedom Pass is valid for students aged 19 years and under who are attending primary or full-time secondary school only.

The Student Freedom Pass is valid for unlimited rides after 4 p.m. on weekday evenings, all day Saturday and Sunday for the month indicated. Regular student fare applies at all other times. You must have an e-purse value (cash value) or a student monthly pass loaded on your PRESTO card in order to pay the fare before 4 p.m.

During July and August the monthly Student Freedom Pass allows for unlimited rides, all day, all times, all week for the month indicated.

The pass is no longer valid for unlimited rides during March Break, Christmas week and statutory holidays. The regular terms and conditions apply during these time frames.

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