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In the habit of driving to work? This expert explains how Montreal can get more people on public transit

After a recent report by Montreal's regional transport authority found the number of cars on the road during morning rush hour has gone down only slightly, CBC decided to ask an expert: Why are so many people still driving to work? 

Montreal-area public transit saw a mere 4% increase in ridership over 5 years

Transit expert explains how to get more people on public transit, and fewer cars on the roads 2:30

It turns out most people in and around Montreal who commute during rush hour are still driving. That's according to a recent report by Montreal's regional transport authority, which found while the number of public transit users has increased over five years, it's only gone up by four per cent.

So CBC decided to ask an expert: How can the city get more people to ride the bus and Metro? 

It turns out, driving is a tough habit to break — especially if you live in parts of the city where public transit is inaccessible. 

We jumped on board the Metro with Prof. Owen Waygood, an expert in transport and travel behaviour change  at Polytechnique Montréal, and asked him all of our burning questions about public transit in Montreal.

If you're curious about transportation in the city, check out CBC Montreal's new Facebook group: MTL in Transit. It's a place for Montrealers to ask questions, share ideas and get information from our experts on all things related to transportation in the city and its surrounding communities.

To join, head to the CBC Montreal Facebook Page, click on groups and join MTL in Transit.

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