Some transit fares slated to increase in Mississauga

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If you want to save some money on transit in 2020, you might have to invest in a PRESTO card. 

The City of Mississauga recently reminded residents that while MiWay cash fares are about to climb, PRESTO fares will hold steady at 2019 rates.

Beginning on Jan. 6, 2020, customers will see a 25 cent increase to cash fares, meaning riders who pay cash can expect to pay $4. The cash fare for seniors will remain at $1 (weekday rides only). 

MiWay has also extended the acceptance of paper tickets by four months until April 30, 2020.

"Investing in our transit system to meet customer needs is an important priority for us," said Geoff Marinoff, director, Transit. 

"MiWay's focus is to maintain a balance between affordable fare options and committing to efficient, reliable and accessible transit for everyone while remaining consistent with the fares of other Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) transit systems."

The city is encouraging riders to migrate to PRESTO, and doing so will save commuters money. 

Commuters who switch over will save 90 cents per ride (adult fare only). Seniors and young riders will save even more. 

Paper tickets are no longer being sold but will be accepted until the spring.

MiWay tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.

PRESTO service locations are available across Toronto and the GTA, and you can find one at the City Centre Transit Terminal (CCTT). PRESTO cardholders can load their card online, by phone, through the PRESTO app or anywhere PRESTO is sold.

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