[Merged] GO Presto vs. GO Monthly Pass
- which one is better recommended?
- if i travel every workday on the GO along the same route (say, Bronte - Union and back), would it be "cheaper" to buy a GO presto or GO monthly pass? have you guys made a computation on whats the breakeven point for the trip to make it better to use GO monthly passes?
my sample computation works out to this:
say, i go to work 18 days in a month -- the GO website says
you get 7.5% off from rides 1-35 and 87.5% off from rides 36-40 and 100% off from ride 41-onward (so long as they're all in a month)
so in this case: bronte - union one trip $7.25 x 7.5% off x 35 rides = $234.85
on ride 36 (for my trip home on day 18) = $7.25 x 87.5% off x 1 ride = $0.90 (is this correct?)
so total = $235.75 for the month vs. $239 for the monthly pass
if i go >20 days per month round trip (eg. 40 trips) -- GO Presto ends up more expensive by $0.40 -- is that correct??! ($239.40 vs $239)
hence it still makes sense to GO via Presto if you work <20 days per month (assuming my computation is correct and i get a tax credit for the $235.75). but it makes more sense to buy a monthly pass if >20 days (>40 trips per month) (not sure about tax credit - see next question).
- what i am also trying to figure out is: how does one get a "tax credit" on the GO Presto though? (has anyone tried it? i asked and they said you can do it "online").
many thanks. I tried to ask the GO station attendant but they were unsure which one is cheaper, only saying that you can get tax credit "online" and that Presto is better -- but I am not sure why it would be better...