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Laval bus fares will be $1 on September 23

You can travel to Laval for less next Friday, even before the long-awaited price drop in October. The Société de transport de Laval (STL) is lowering the price of its tickets for all bus trips to $1 on September 23 to encourage citizens to use public transit rather than the car.

The STL launched $1 bus days about seven years ago to encourage current and potential users to take the bus and reduce traffic jams and greenhouse gas emissions. The lower fare will apply to Laval bus services only and is payable in cash or by credit card.

“Public transit plays a key role in the fight against climate change. If more people travel by bus, even just one or two days a week, together we can improve air quality. said STL Board of Directors President Jocelyne Frédéric-Gauthier.

The agency offers a similar price drop after “smog days”, lowering the usual $3.50 fare by more than two-thirds. Each time Environment Canada issues a smog warning for the Laval region, the STL’s bus fare reduction comes into effect the next day.

Meanwhile, on October 1, the price of travel by metro, bus, Exo and REM between Montreal and Laval or Longueuil will drop until 2025.

Single fares for travel will be $4.50 (instead of $5.25). Double fares will cost $9 (was $10) and 10-trip tickets will be reduced to $42.50 (was $45).

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