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New fare schedule takes effect from July 1, 2019

Montréal, May 1, 2019 – The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) published today the fare schedule for Greater Montréal area public transit services, which will take effect on July 1, 2019.

Since June 1, 2017, the ARTM has been responsible for setting the fares for the territory’s public transit systems. Starting July 1, 2019, fares for the area’s four public transit services (exo, RTL, STL and STM) will be indexed by 2% on average. The indexation takes into account inflation, the increase in the costs of operating public transit services, and maintenance of the balance of funding for these services.

Unit fare indexed

For the first time in 5, 6 or 7 years (depending on operators’ territories) the unit fare will also be indexed, rising from $3.25 to $3.50. The change represents an annualized indexation rate of 1.7% in Montréal (since 2015), 1.4% in Laval (since 2014) and 1.1% in Longueuil (since 2013).

Reduced fares unchanged

The currently reduced fares for children, students and those aged 65 and over will not change. The reduced fare for students in effect since September 1, 2017, is available to all eligible full-time students, regardless of their age.

Public transit users are encouraged to enrol in one of the annual OPUS subscription programs, which offer attractive benefits including discounts, automatic monthly payments and online subscription management.

To view the fare schedule for regular transit that comes into effect on July 1, 2019, click here.

To view the fare schedule for paratransit that comes into effect on July 1, 2019, click here.

The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain is responsible for planning, financing and organizing public transit and paratransit services in the Greater Montréal area. For this purpose, it creates a strategic development plan, a financing policy, a fare framework and service agreements that shape the development, organization and financing of these services.

In executing its mandate, the ARTM takes inspiration from the best practices being used by transit operating agencies locally and around the world. It aims to facilitate the movement of 500 million users each year and improve access to services by delivering a simple, efficient, integrated public transit experience. To achieve this aim, the ARTM seeks to unite the driving forces of the public transit sector around a shared vision.

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