Friday, November 27, 2009

Surprise: Montreal Transit Fares To Rise In 2010

Montreal Transit Corp. bus drivers are concerned about cutting off cyclists.
Photograph by: Dave Sidaway, Montreal Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Proposed increase would be between 1.75 and 2.25 per cent.

MONTREAL - The worst kept secret in local public transit is about to become public knowledge - Montreal transit fares will rise in 2010.

“What we’ve proposed to the new board (of the Montreal Transit Corp.) is that the STM fall into line with what the Agence métropolitaine de transport and other transit agencies have already announced, which is an increase between 1.75 and 2.25 per cent,” says Montreal city councillor and STM finance committee chairperson Marvin Rotrand, adding the increase will be proposed at a meeting of the transit authority’s board of directors on Dec. 8.

Read more ....

Update: Montreal transit fare increase proposed -- CBC

My Comment: I am not surprised at all .... and I doubt that anyone else is.

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