HSR Ridership Has Slow Growth

HSR Ridership Has Slow Growth

“As of June 2013, PRESTO now accounts for 7.72% of all trips taken.  This number is low in comparison to other Transit Providers who are seeing 60% of the fares being paid for with PRESTO,” wrote Nancy Purser in a report to Council’s Public Works Committee.

HSR users are sticking to paper tickets instead of adopting the PRESTO card.

Two years ago, the HSR “Ticket Office” stopped the sale of paper tickets in the hopes of increase PRESTO adoption, there have been advertising campaigns, and the card fee was waived during promotions.

Transit Ridership

2006 2011 2012 Growth
Hamilton 21,165,302 21,882,479 21,795,884 2.98%
Ottawa 91,839,276 103,500,481 100,982,358 9.96%
St Catharines 4,752,760 5,559,331 5,479,830 15.30%
Mississauga 29,022,030 32,863,821 34,761,489 19.78%
York Region 17,108,258 19,784,179 22,156,780 29.51%
London 18,710,000 22,436,392 23,482,319 25.51%
Durham Region 6,942,129 9,792,256 10,303,467 48.42%
Brampton 10,139,107 16,328,909 18,362,202 81.10%

Source: Hamilton Street Railway continues worst-in-Ontario performance – JoeyColeman.ca