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STM Fares for 2011

by admin December 7, 2010

STM Fares for 2011

by admin December 7, 2010

The Societe de transport de Montreal will raise the cost of tickets and monthly passes across the board in the new year. Students will be amongst the hardest hit. Reduced-fare monthly bus passes will rise from $38.75 to $41, an increase of 5.8 per cent. The cost of a reduced fare ticket will be $2, up $0.25, an increase of 14.3 per cent. Regular passes, meanwhile, will go up $2.75 to $72.75. Critics derided the increases as an attack on the poor. Transit lobby group Transport 2000 pointed out that the fare increases have gone up three times the rate of inflation in about the past decade. The STM justified the increases, saying that the funds raised will be going to improvements of the system. The reduced fares will be increased to 60 per cent of the regular fares. A few days after releasing the new fares, the STM announced that it is planning to increase transit use by 40 per cent over the next 10 years.

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The Societe de transport de Montreal will raise the cost of tickets and monthly passes across the board in the new year. Students will be amongst the hardest hit. Reduced-fare monthly bus passes will rise from $38.75 to $41, an increase of 5.8 per cent. The cost of a reduced fare ticket will be $2, up $0.25, an increase of 14.3 per cent. Regular passes, meanwhile, will go up $2.75 to $72.75. Critics derided the increases as an attack on the poor. Transit lobby group Transport 2000 pointed out that the fare increases have gone up three times the rate of inflation in about the past decade. The STM justified the increases, saying that the funds raised will be going to improvements of the system. The reduced fares will be increased to 60 per cent of the regular fares. A few days after releasing the new fares, the STM announced that it is planning to increase transit use by 40 per cent over the next 10 years.

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