New fares: some details emerge

Right now there are 8 fare zones for public transit in the urban area, and a claim is made here that we’ve seen before – that 700 possible fares exist depending on your specific needs. A reform is under way in which only three fare zones will apply but there are two major ideas in play, one of which makes Montreal zone 1, Laval and Longueuil 2, and everything else 3. The other is an awful-sounding arrangement which would slice up the island of Montreal into three sections like Neapolitan ice cream. Let’s hope cooler heads prevail.

Update: The ARTM is supposed to be doing public consultations soon in view of making access to transit fairer throughout the urban area.