Montreal's mayor announced in a public speaking yesterday that seniors will be able to benefit from free public transportation starting July 1st!
"Seniors have helped build Montreal. Their contribution is still immense today. (...) With free public transit, seniors can continue to participate fully in society and have more money in their pockets. A good way to fight inflation!" said Valerie Plante in a Tweet yesterday following the announcement.
The new transit fare will be applicable to residents who are 65 years and older and who are residents on the island of Montreal (what is also known as 'Zone A' within the STM). Users must also own an Opus card to be able to benefit from this service.
It's important to note that commuter trains as well as the REM will also be included in this new transit fare offered to seniors.
It all starts July 1st, Montreal! Concerned users can charge their Opus cards with this new service starting today.
For complete details, visit STM's website.