The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is no longer accepting cash at ticket counters or self-serve machines throughout its entire network.
The transit agency made the announcement on Tuesday, in continued efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The STM stressed that transit is not free and a valid ticket is still required to ride the bus or metro.
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Transit users are encouraged to use debit or credit cards to purchase tickets.
[#COVID19] 🚇🚌⚠️ Cash is no longer accepted throughout our network. This includes our automatic fare vending machines. However, public transit is not free. You must have a valid fare ticket with you. For a complete list of our points of sale ⏩ https://t.co/l50O5fsOGn pic.twitter.com/eR0H0msErr
— STM (@stminfo) March 24, 2020
The STM says they are increasing the cleaning frequency of buses, minibuses, metro cars, and stations.
“Our facilities, however, are public,” reads the STM website. “We need your help because surfaces touched by thousands of people traveling everyday can spread infection quickly.”