Officials Are Planning To Create 4 Transit Fare Zones In The Montreal Area

The proposal would integrate REM fare with metro fare!
Senior Editor
Montreal-Area Transit Fares Would Be 'Simplified' In A New Plan To Create 4 Fare Zones

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.

Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.
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