Public transit throughout Montreal is about to get more expensive.
A single STM ticket is going to cost $3.50 over the usual $3.25 and a regular monthly pass will increase from $85 to $86.50.
The ARTM, the transit agency that governs Montreal, Longueuil, and Laval announced that fares will increase throughout the Montreal area as of July 1.
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On average, public transit fares will cost commuters 2% more, though Montrealers know that extra quarter makes a big difference.
The 25¢ increase for a single STM ticket represents a 7.7% increase.
[Fares indexation] 🚇🚌📣 Following the @artm_quebec announcement in regard to public transit rate adjustments, we invite our clientele to take notice of the changes that apply to our network starting July 1, 2019 ⏩ https://t.co/JyBTL1OjEO pic.twitter.com/TixFdoAqih
— STM (@stminfo) May 1, 2019
Fares have not increased in Montreal since 2015, according to the ARTM, and fares in Laval and Longueuil have been fixed since 2012.
A full list of new pricing, as of July 1, can be found on the STM website.