Carl Desrosiers, executive director of operations at the STM, stands in one of the new reconfigured métro cars adapted to increase capacity during a press tour at the STM's garage. The transit agency says the new rolling stock will not have air conditioning. Photograph by: Dario Ayala, Montreal Gazette
Keeping Cool On The Métro Isn't A Priority: STM -- Montreal Gazette
MONTREAL – Public transit users want better frequency, punctuality and reliability far more than air conditioning aboard the next generation of metro cars or buses, top officials from the Societe de transport de Montreal insisted Tuesday as the heat wave continued - above and below ground.
So forget about a Projet Montreal push for substantially cooler metro rides of the air-conditioned type provided in Toronto and New York City, added Michel Labrecque, the STM's chairman, and Marvin Rotrand, its vice-chairman.
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My Comment: I prefer heat in winter time over air conditioning during summer.