Montréal, June 5, 1997 - As of next June 16, STCUM bus schedules will be modified in relation to the variations in the number of commutes brought about by nice weather, and also because of the introduction of INTERLIGNE, a new schedule management system. Developed from the principle of busy periods, it will allow the STCUM to establish route schedules in relation to demand and no longer on a north-south, south-north round-trip basis. While maintaining the passenger load norms it has adopted, this will allow the STCUM will to better manage its service schedules.
Commuters travelling in the direction of peak period traffic will not be affected; however, for the approximate one-third of commuters travelling in the opposite direction, the additional waiting period will be of about 4 minutes in the morning and 3 minutes in the afternoon.
This new way of establishing the schedules is similar to the ones adopted by the Seattle, Calgary and Québec City transit corporations. Thanks to this measure, the STCUM will derive 6,2 million dollars annually in recurrent savings.
To have the right time and better plan their trips, commuters should consult the Planibus that will be available as of June 9 at métro stations, the Berri-UQAM Service-Station and aboard buses until June 20. They can also contact TELBUS, A-U-T-O-B-U-S or visit the Tous Azimuts section of our Internet site at the following address: www.stcum.qc.ca.