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Free public transit for seniors starting next summer in Montreal

Free public transit for seniors starting next summer in Montreal
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Looks like public transportation on the island of Montreal will be free of charge for seniors starting next summer.

An initiative started by Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, adults 65 and up will have free access to all of Société de transport de Montréal’s (STM) services including: bus, metro, commuter trains, and even the coming REM rails located in “Zone A”.

Basically, anywhere on the island of Montreal!

Plante stated in an Instagram post that this will benefit seniors that wish to participate in society throughout the city’s ecological transition. In addition, this will also help tackle inflation for those that have been hit hard.

This news is expected to be fully announced next week when Mayor Plante will announce the city’s 2023 budget.

Currently, STM OPUS card fares for seniors 65 and up are sold at $28.25 per month.

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