You can now check the rates on your OPUS card from your phone

You can now check the rates on your OPUS card from your phone

Musicians will be able to perform at Montreal metros again starting this month. 10 fun facts about Montreal’s STM that you may not have known. Did you know?: You can rent an STM bus in Montreal. Through the application, users’ smartphone cameras can scan their OPUS cards. The results of a recent survey with users of the application reveal that 90% of them consider that this new feature meets their needs and their lifestyle, in addition to being user-friendly.

Passengers on the STM will be relieved to find that keeping track of their OPUS fares has recently been a whole lot easier. The revised Chrono mobile application has launched a test project that allows riders to monitor the status of their OPUS cards and, if necessary, purchase additional fares. The software, which was created in collaboration with the Réseau de transport de Longueuil, Société de transport de Laval, and Société de transport de Montréal, makes it simple and effective to manage fares. The process just takes “three clicks,” according to Benoît Gendron, CEO of the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain.

Highlights

  • “As travel needs are currently less predictable, the ARTM and its partners are doing everything to simplify the return of users to safe, flexible and efficient public transport.” said Gendron. If the initiative is successful, we could see the technology implemented across more networks by next year.