Riding Transit With Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill

Thinking about taking transit but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place!

Taking transit allows you to save money, enhance your personal opportunities and avoid the stress of driving through traffic congestion. Follow the guiding steps below on everything you need to know about transit:

Step 1: Plan Ahead

If it’s your first time taking transit, plan ahead and find your transit route and schedule. My personal preference is Triplinx, an online trip planner that covers all local transit across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) and is easy to use.

To use Triplinx, simply head over to their website or mobile app and enter your start/end destinations. For regular travel routines (e.g. going to work) my advice is to plan your trip around the time that you want to arrive by to avoid being late.

Step 2: Transit Fares

Transit fares differ between local transit agencies, so it’s best to find out prior to your trip as bus drivers only accept exact change if you’re paying by cash. While local transit such as YRT and TTC have fixed fares, GO Transit is different where the fare is based on distance.

Instead of paying by cash, I highly recommend using a