Public transit taxis for West Island seniors
Montreal's public transit launched a pilot project today, a new mode of transportation for West Island Seniors.
Instead of mini buses, seniors can now travel between stops by taxi. For the same price as a bus, seniors 65 and older can call up for a cab.
Marvin Rotrand, Vice President of the MTC says Pointe Claire is on board, so is Dorval. Popular destinations include Fairview, Sarto Desnoyers centre, and Lakeshore General hospital. If commuters have caregivers, up to three can also take the ride.
"They will have to pay a fare, the applicable fare for them. If they're not a senior, it will be regular fares. Fares will be accepted by Opus cards, or cash, just like on the bus" says Rotrand.
Seniors must register only once. The paper work usually takes 3 days.