It's Friday, and we some good news just came out of the Valérie Plante administration!
I know what you're thinking... good news? From Valérie Plante? Is this the twilight zone?
Well, consider me just as surprised as you are. But it's true, Valérie Plante is trying to make the STM system better, no matter how slowly.
Projet Montréal said they'd like to make STM fares cheaper by 40% for low-income individuals, while transit for kids under 12 and seniors over 65 would be free. Source.
“This is an issue that I care deeply about and I’m very proud to go ahead,” says Plante.
She notes that to achieve this fare break, financing needs to be made available as municipalities can not necessarily take-on the financial burden alone
Valérie Plante's proposed STM fare breaks are part of a bigger picture to increase the public transit share to 35% for the metropolitan rush-hour.
Now, I know this may not affect you directly - but this is still a step in the right direction for Plante and Projet Montreal.