Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

You Will Soon Be Able To Pay STM Bus Fare With Just Your Debit/Credit Card In Montreal

Massive changes will be introduced to the city's public transit system this year.
You Will Soon Be Able To Pay STM Bus Fare With Just Your Debit/Credit Card In Montreal

We've all wished at some point during our daily commute in the city that we could just pull out our debit or credit card to pay the required fare. 

Simply put, it's just an easier way to pay. You don't have to worry about loading your card like you frequently have to with OPUS, you probably never forget your debit card somewhere and end up having to miss your bus to go find it, plus then all of your expenses are on one card. Really, it would just make life easier.

READ ALSO: Your Old Disney VHS Movies Could Be Worth More Than $9,000

TL;DR STM has announced that 2019 will introduce big changes to Montreal's public transit, including the potential for commuters to pay bus fare via credit or debit card. More information below.

Well, it looks like 2019 might just be a lucky year for STM users. According to the chairman of the city's public transit, big projects will be taking place this year that will totally change your commuting experience. 

Soon, the public transit agency could give passengers the option to pay their fare on buses by credit or debit card instead of having to use an OPUS card. 

Although it's not yet announced when exactly this new payment method will be introduced to the city, we can expect that it'll defintiely make public transit a lot easier to navigate.

@concordiauniversityembedded via  

Not only will Montrealers benefit from the change, but think about tourists and visitors to the city who might not have the time (or neccessity) for an OPUS card.

The chairman of the STM also added that most of the new projects will extend into 2020 and beyond, so there's the possibility that the wait might be a little longer than expected.

Stay tuned for more information on the STM's upcoming changes.

Source 1 | Source 2

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.

Loading...