STO sees bump in January ridership

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By CBC News Ottawa, February 23, 2018

Gatineau's public transportation system boosted its ridership numbers by 3.7 per cent in January.

Société de transport de l'Outaouais​ (STO) attributes the bump to the introduction of their social fare — a lower fare rate for individuals living below the poverty line — which came into effect Jan. 1.

While Ottawa has had such a fare since 2016, STO's social fare is the first of its kind in Quebec.

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