Public transit fare to rise in Montreal

Montreal public transit fares are going up January 1, 2012.

Montreal public transit fares are going up January 1, 2012.

City councillor Marvin Rotrand says a fare hike is merited because of improved service.

"What we're hearing from riders is that people don't mind paying a little bit more, if they see tangible results," said Rotrand, who is also the STM vice-chair.

New fares as of Jan. 1, 2012

  • Regular monthly pass: $75.50 (2011 fare is $72.75.)
  • Reduced-fare monthly pass for students, seniors: $43.75 (2011 fare is $41.)
  • The cost of a single-trip ticket stays the same, at $3.

For complete fare increases, go to the STM website