Standing outside in the freezing ass cold, bobbing up and down in a desperate attempt to stay warm while waiting for the bus to come is pretty standard in Montreal. Welcome to winter! But is this fair? I don't think so.
TL;DR The Montreal STM bus service appears to be having difficulties this winter. Many angry — and cold — commuters are turning to Twitter to express their frustration with the STM bus.
Because it seems like this winter, the STM bus service is even worse than before. Montrealers are particularly pissed off at the bus service, and the online rants are everywhere to prove it.
Although the STM has launched services like real time bus schedules that should, in theory, make life easier for commuters, the bus remains a very last resort for people for a few reasons.
It's always late.
They are totally screwed up!! The sad part is that they are finger pointing instead of finding solutions. Montrealers to STM - We don’t care about your dirty laundry! You are ultimately responsible for me waiting for my bus at -10C! - Solve it!
Hey @stminfo ! I was waiting for the 33N since 7:30 AM. 7:40? No bus. 7:56? No bus. Bus arrived at 8:05. This is the second time in 3 days. It is frickin cold outside. This is UNACCEPTABLE. FIX IT. #Montreal#STM
@stminfo il est 18h le bus 55 nord est débordé et ya du monde à chacun des arrêts qui ne peuvent pas monter - c’est clair qu’il manque de bus ! Pourquoi la #stm n’en met pas plus à l’heure de pointe! Il va falloir motiver les gens pour qu’ils arrêtent de prendre leur voiture
D'après le site de la #STM qui donne les horaires "en temps réel", mon bus devait passer à 18 h 47. Suis arrivée à 18 h 41, et non seulement il était déjà passé, mais il était déjà rendu 4 arrêts plus loin. #fail