Layoffs and rate increases at AMT in 2014
Budgets at the Metropolitan Transit Agency will be cut by 8% next year.
30-people will be affected including at least one vice-president as well as several managers and engineers, who will be laid-off by year's end.
A total of $22-million will be shaved from the operating budget.
AMT boss Nicolas Girard says though that he expects the government to increase AMT funding next year, and he expects it to come either through a new gasoline tax or some form of a road toll.
The AMT has apparently already set rates for 2014.
The Journal de Montreal reports that the average ticket price increase next year will be 3%, with the cost of a monthly transit pass to rise by as much as $7.
The 2014 rate schedule will announced when the AMT presents it's budget November 8th.