Opinion: Public transit in Montreal should be free
Matthew Hays, part-time instructor of film studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts and of journalism in the Faculty of Arts and Science, writes an opinion piece in the Montreal Gazette, where he advocates for free public transit on the island. Hays says much of the cost to taxpayers would be offset through savings on roadwork. He notes the environmental and social benefits of free public transit, which he believes would also boost the city's tourist trade.
The research of Ming Yuan Chen, professor, and Oman Abuobidalla, PhD student in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, was featured in a Canadian Press article. The duo developed a mathermatical model that could help prevent rail disasters such as the one that occured four years ago in Lac Mégantic.