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As of Monday, Société de transport de Montréal (STM) bus drivers will no longer have to wear masks while driving.

A June 10 notice posted to the STM website clarified that the CNESST, the workplace rights and safety commission in Quebec, no longer recommends that bus drivers in Montreal wear masks when driving.

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Montreal is a city on the cusp of a huge transformation. With several large Montreal transit projects underway that will connect the city like never before, the future is looking bright for the metropolis.

As you probably know by now, we absolutely LOVE public transit news here at the Blog and since the metro hasn't flooded recently, we thought that you'd all enjoy a run-down of four huge transit projects currently taking shape. 

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There are some universal experiences that define life in Montreal and separate the residents from those who are just passing through. 

If you've spent any amount of time in our fine city, you know that the streets are full of wild and wonderful characters.

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With the temperatures rapidly dropping below zero in Montreal, the STM and the Old Brewery Mission have teamed up and figured out a solution to help homeless Montrealers get around town. Dubbed the "Solidaribus," the free-to-use bus shuttle service "will allow homeless people to benefit from increased shuttle service to emergency and other shelters, including the overflow unit located at Hôtel Place Dupuis," according to the STM.

The Solidaribus will run from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. and pick up anyone who needs to access a shelter, emergency services, or simply a place to warm up for a few hours. 

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Tired of always being in a metro when it's packed with people? Well, the STM just added a new feature to its website that can help you out with that annoyance.

Montrealers, or anyone visiting the city, can now look up how populated any metro car on the orange line is before they get on.

This new feature also lets you know if social distancing is possible at that time.

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Early Tuesday morning, the Montreal STM published a customer notice across its social media accounts warning all locals that the network is currently experiencing a "computer virus."

Such has resulted in a "major IT outage" on various of its platforms.

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On September 26, a passenger refused to wear a mask on a local bus and the situation left a Quebec bus driver with a fracture in her face.

According to a news release sent out by the Terrebonne Police, a man entered a bus heading to the train station in Sainte-Thérèse and the driver asked him to put on a mask before entering, so he put a bandana over his face. But throughout the ride, the driver had to remind him to put it on again. 

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It's official, the controversial religious neutrality bill known as Bill 62 that forces citizens to keep their faces visible while giving and receiving services from the state has been passed into law.

The vote was 66-51 in favor of the new law.

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We all know the struggle of paying for University and then having to live on a strict budget. You end up living off cheap pasta and KD for breakfast, lunch and dinner while studying your ass off and craving to be on vacation. Just yesterday I contemplated eating a moldy muffin because I was too lazy and too cheap to buy breakfast... and guess what... I ATE IT. That was the moment I realized that university and the fall semester had official began in my mind.

READ ALSO: The 18 Adorable New Cafés In Montreal You Need To Study At This Semester With Your Friends

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The STM has just sent us a press release to announce that they are planning on improving the way you board buses. 

They just acquired 2,500 news card validators that will be faster and more efficient at scanning opus cards. 

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We've been waiting for this for a very long time for awhile there it seemed like only a dream, but now it's actually becoming a reality.

Last year the STM announced that they were going to tracking their buses in real-time.

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Passengers on board a metro train that was stopped at De La Concorde station were caught off guard yesterday when they witnessed the STM's "newest attraction". 

The Underground Waterslide!

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