March 2011 Archives

By Anthony Pintabona

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Unfortunately for many Montreal residents, the public metro is the only viable means of reaching most of downtown's destinations. Chances are if you are reading this than you as well, my fellow scholar have had first-hand encounter with this vulgar, dimly lit and genuinely offensive means of transportation. As a result, I assume--nay, I am guaranteed--that you have experienced much of the same struggle. It is for this reason that I humbly implore you to join a fellow victim's lifelong journey in this chronologically based narrative recount of my cyclical experience with the Montreal metro system and all the horrors it ensures.

Rails to Riches

By Anthony Pintabona

In a fast changing world starved for resources, should one take part in such an ostentatious activity as personal automotive transport?Screen shot 2022-03-20 at 9.54.34 PM.pngImage source: Flickr.

Chances are if you are indeed a civilized individual, one with a job and daily commitments, you have once entertained the idea of using public transit to reach your destinations. Assuming you have a car--and reassuring your civilized nature--your mental process most likely lead this train of thought to the answer of a resounding brick-walled NO. Before such a rash decision can be made, allow yourself to commute in the comparative process of that brief mental train ride for just several more stops.

Choose Public Transport

By Robert Fils
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The public transportation system in Montreal is one of the city's greatest assets. The Société de Transport de Montréal, or STM, for short, provides bus and metro service across the island, making it very easy to get where you need to go. With this kind of service at our disposal, it really doesn't make sense to attempt making your commute through the congested streets of Montreal, by car. Public transit is truly the most cost effective, efficient and environmentally friendly way to get around. The bottom line is this: if you're not already using public transportation in Montreal, you should be.

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