Public transit will be free for seniors in Montreal, announces the City
Public transit in Montreal will soon be free for seniors.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday. The measure is expected to be included in the city’s 2023 budget, which is expected to be released next week.
« As of July 2023, public transit will be free for people aged 65 and over in Montreal, » Plante wrote, adding that the measure will allow seniors to « fully participate in society and the ecological transition. »
« And it’s a good way to fight inflation, » Plante’s tweet read.
Free public transport for the elderly was one of Plante’s election promises in 2021.
Plante, whose leadership at city hall includes an increased focus on investments in public transit, had also pledged to cut the cost of public transit in half for people aged 12 to 17.