STM says it will increase bus, metro service in 2020

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The Societe de transport de Montreal says it will spend almost $50 million to directly increase bus and metro service next year in an attempt to appease thousands of complaints the agency says it receives each year.

In announcing its 2020 budget Thursday, the STM says $48.6 million of its $1.6 billion operating budget - up $140 million from 2019 - will be used to implement a 2.6 per cent increase in metro service and a 5 per cent increase in bus service - the latter representing its biggest increase since 2012, the agency says.

The money will be used, among other things, to buy 300 new buses. Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante lauded the increase as an important upgrade to the STM's bus fleet.

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