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With the new OPUS card, every transit fare one might need, whether these are STM, ATM, STL, RTL or RTC fares, can safely be charged on a single card.
Rechargeable as early as the 20th of the previous month, smartcards help you save time. And because they are so durable, they also help you protect the environment.
In addition, you can register your OPUS card, so that if your card is lost or stolen, you can recover the card’s fare balance and load it onto a new card.
Thanks to its leading-edge technology, OPUS cards also give you access to personalized discounts, annual subscriptions, preferred rates, exclusive promotional offers and so much more.
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What I like the most about the OPUS card is that I can recharge it.
Compared to the previous type of fare card, it’s really practical and we go through the turnstiles a lot faster.
What I like about the OPUS card is that I don’t have to get a new one each month.
It’s solid and easy to use.
It’s also eco-friendly, because you don’t need to use up paper and plastic to produce it each month.
How long can it last?
The card? I’d say five years, at least.
Sure, the card is durable. Depending on the type of client, people can keep it anywhere from two to seven years.
The STM also introduced a whole new fare sales and collection system to put an end to fraud.
And how much money has it recouped?
- You mean, about the fraud?
- At least $300,000 to $400,000
- $5 million a year
- I don’t know, I’d say $5,000
- $20 million? Super!
Answer : Up to $20 million a year.
Smart cards are a plus for clients, a plus for the STM, and a plus for the environment.