MONTREAL – Public transit will cost on average 2% more in the Montreal region as of October 1.
The Regional Metropolitan Transport Authority (ARTM) affirms that it is thus maintaining a tariff indexation rate comparable to that of previous years. It adds that its fare offer remains the most competitive of major Canadian metropolitan areas and one of the most affordable services in Canada and internationally.
For example, the monthly ticket from the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will cost $ 88.50; it was set at $ 53 for students and beneficiaries of the reduced rate.
The ARTM has decided not to index the unit titles which are more used in this period of telework and post-confinement. This is the 1-way / cash rate of the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), the Société de transport de Laval (STL), the commuter train carrier exo, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) as well as single-pass tickets including TRAM and TRAIN.
On the other hand, from October 1, the ARTM will introduce two metropolitan titles called “Unlimited evening”, from 6 pm to 5 am the next day, and “Unlimited weekend”, from Friday at 4 pm to Monday at 5 am. It will then be possible to travel at a better price in all modes of public transport and throughout the metropolitan area, a first in the region.
The ARTM reports that this year, it postponed the price indexation scheduled for July 1 to October 1 in order to temporarily avoid an additional financial impact on users in the difficult context related to confinement.
The Canadian Press