Laval bus users can soon tap their credit card to pay

Good news if you take the bus from time to time in Laval.

Starting this Friday, the STL will become the first transit company in Canada to allow users to pay for single fares using their credit card on a bus.

The pilot project will be implemented on six bus routes: 20, 39, 48, 60, 63, and 73.

The tap-to-pay system will be identical to the ones used at many retailers, allowing users with the appropriate chip to use their Visa or MasterCard to pay their fare.

"Simple, safe and fast, this new payment option fills the needs of our riders who don't always have the exact change or time to purchase fares. We hope this new initiative will attract new clients and convince our occasional riders to take public transportation more often and make it a part of their daily travel routine", said David De Cotis, President of the STL's Board of Directors. 

The results of the pilot project will be shared with regional transportation authorities, including here in Montreal.