STO sees bump in January ridership

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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