The tickets are being phased out in favour of PRESTO cards, which are re-loadable, usable in the GTA and Hamilton, and cheaper for riders than tickets.

The tickets are being phased out in favour of PRESTO cards, which are re-loadable, usable in the GTA and Hamilton, and cheaper for riders than tickets.

Sales of Brampton Transit tickets will end on Dec. 31.

The tickets are being phased out in favour of PRESTO cards, which are re-loadable, usable in the GTA and Hamilton, and cheaper for riders than tickets.

Although tickets will no longer be sold in the new year, they will still be accepted until “further notice” to give residents time to use up the ones they have bought before they are eliminated completely from the system.

The PRESTO cards are fast— it takes less than a second for the system to recognize the card and deduct the fare, and they eliminate the need for paper transfers to other transit services, according to city officials. Each card is registered, so if it’s lost or stolen, it can be replaced and the value restored.

PRESTO cards are available for purchase at any Brampton Transit terminal or facility, or online at www.prestocard.ca: Bramalea Terminal, Trinity Common Terminal, Downtown Terminal, Shoppers World Terminal, 185 Clark Blvd., 130 Sandalwood Pkwy.