Ever have a weird ticket issue with the STM? You know, a machine doesn't read your card, or issue your ticket, or your OPUS refuses to function in the slightest? Yeah, so have we. Thankfully, a huge investment by the STM will be fixing all those ticket issues, reports Journal Metro.
In a 5 year span, the STM is planning to inject $29 million into its ticket equipment and operating systems. A lot of the software currently being used are actually pretty old, all purchased in 2008, and thus well past their 5-year recommended lifespan. Maybe an upgrade is truly needed then.
One major benefit (or negative consequence, depending on your POV) is how the software and ticket-tech improvements will ensure less Montrealers can scam ticket machines. The STM wants to "be one step ahead of fraudsters" which only means tech-hustlers will need to take a few extra strides in the coming years. Or, you know, just pay for their tickets.
$29 million seemed like a hell of a lot to spend on fixing ticket machines (something that should always just work in a city's public transit system) but in truth, the amount of people even mildly annoyed by ticket glitches adds up, so on a city-wide level, the mass amount of money is probably worth it.
Montreal's iconic Greenspot restaurant is selling hot dogs for $0.74 this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri institution says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Diner 74¢ Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC