Montréal, December 12, 1996 - Effective January 1st, the following rules will apply to the use of transfers: commuters who take a transfer will no longer be able to use it to make a round trip or to temporarily interrupt their commute and resume their trip on the same route. As is the case in most major North American public transit companies, transfers will permit them to board another vehicle in order to complete a trip and, as before, within a 90-minute period.
The STCUM adopted this measure in its concern for tighter revenues management and equity towards métro commuters who don't have the same privilege. Since this measure affects about 2% of the commutes on its network, it is expected to bring in additional yearly revenues of 1.5 million dollars.
Newspaper ads, posters within the métro network and in the vehicles, distribution of pamphlets are some of the tools that will be used to explain the new rules applying to the use of transfers to the customers that will be affected.
For additional information, customers should dial (514) 280-5100.