Information about the Presto contract with Accenture and plans for the system are now available on the Presto Website.
I am spending much of this week at the Film Festival (yes, there will be reviews), and will comment on the Presto information next week, possibly in conjunction with whatever will or will not be proposed for the TTC meeting of September 30.
There’s a link to a PDF with a detailed table of costs… all $0. Either we should be getting Presto for free, or so much has been redacted as to make it useless.
I don’t get why the province / Metrolinx doesn’t just agree to pay for the TTC’s share at this point + commit in writing for open payment to be added within 2 years… then the dispute can end and we would at least start moving forward again.
That is the Proposal Form which is blank for bidders to supply their contract rates and then Metrolinx picked Accenture from.
Presto is a Joint Venture between ten transit authorities. If the provience paid the TTC’s full fare, the others would all demand full payment as well. The TTC has provincial funding that covers the same extent as the other transit authorities. The TTC’s job after agreeing to the Presto framework was to pay for the rest of the system, just like everyone else, only the TTC is more cash-poor and unweildly compared to say Ottawa Transit.