Free transit after a snowstorm? We’ll look into it, says city

What if it was free to use the métro or bus after a snowstorm? The city is looking into it.

A motion passed by city council asks the Montreal Metropolitan Community to study the possibility of making transit free whenever there is a snowfall of 20 centimetres or more, and then submitting its conclusion to the ARTM. John Kenney / Montreal Gazette

Montreal will look into making public transit free the day after a major snowstorm.

On Tuesday, city council adopted a motion proposed by the opposition Ensemble Montréal party suggesting it explore the possibility of offering free rides on the métro and bus whenever a major snowfall makes travel difficult and dangerous.

With nearly a million cars on the island of Montreal, accidents rise by 30 per cent during the winter, says the motion proposed by Ensemble Montréal leader Lionel Perez and city councillor Aref Salem of St-Laurent.

Offering free transit on snow days would induce people who usually drive to work to leave their cars at home, thus reducing congestion and the risk of accidents, it says.

The motion asks the Montreal Metropolitan Community to study the possibility of making transit free whenever there is a snowfall of 20 centimetres or more, and then submitting its conclusion to the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM).

The measure would cost $580,000 per day, the opposition estimated.

Источник: Montrealgazette.com

Источник: Corruptioner.life

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