Officials Are Planning To Create 4 Transit Fare Zones In The Montreal Area
The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) has unveiled a proposal to "simplify and integrate" Montreal-area transit fares. It's now asking for the public's feedback.
In a press release, the ARTM says the project "will make it possible to move from 17 fare schedules to a single metropolitan schedule and from more than 700 transit fares to around 100."
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At the core of the project is a proposal to create four fare zones in the Montreal area: the agglomeration of Montreal (zone one, green); Laval and the agglomeration of Longueuil (zone two, purple); communities on the North and South Shores (zone three, orange); and a collection of communities outside of the ARTM's territory (zone four, blue).
The ARTM is also proposing an "all mode" ticket, which would allow transit users to access — you guessed it — all modes of transit, including bus, metro, and the REM (!), within their zones of choice.
The "all modes" pass would cost:
$90/month for zone one;
$144/month for travel between zones one and two;
$176/month for travel between zones one, two, and three;
and $245/month for travel between zones one, two, three, and four.
The public is invited to offer feedback on the plan online.