NewsStudents still waiting for a Presto machine on campus

madelinejafarnejadJanuary 28, 20193 min

Madeline Jafarnejad, News Reporter

Humber students want a Presto loading machine on campus but it doesn’t look like they’re getting one.

Since Presto came into effect in the GTA in 2016, students have been wondering why there isn’t a way to load a card on campus.

Metrolinx released a statement saying Presto cards can be loaded at multiple TTC subway stations across Toronto and can also be uploaded online at anytime.

But it takes 24 hours for the card to upload online.

A Presto card loading machine at one of Toronto’s subway station. It’s seems Humber College won’t be getting one on campus. (Madeline Jafarnejad)

Humber is a commuter school with students from all over Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga and even York Region.

“It would be a good idea to have a Presto machine on campus because lot of students take buses to school,” said Rizmah Frimpong, a first year Pre-Health Pathway student at Humber.

“If your card gets declined the bus driver won’t let you on and there’s no way to put more money on the card,” she said.

Scott Money, Metrolinx spokesperson, offered no comment and referred to its website, which said cards can be uploaded at TTC stations, GO stations, and Shoppers Drug Mart.