Transit fares to rise by 2% in October

Transit fares over the urban community will rise by 2% on October 1. Here’s the new fare structure in PDF format, the STM’s increases being banished to page 33.

This brief letter to the editor in Le Devoir seems relevant here, apropos Quebec’s tendency to “gère souvent Montréal comme toute autre région alors que c’est une métropole multiethnique, multiculturelle, multilingue.” Every time I update the Covid numbers for the side column of the blog, I’m reminded that Quebec made Montreal its region #6. (This isn’t recent, and I suspect it was done during a PQ administration, but I admit I don’t know when the current numbering began.)

Josée Legault also worries about the fate of Montreal with the rentrée coming in a few weeks’ time.