Partnership agreement renewed between the STM and Canada Post Corporation
Montreal, 10 March 2004 – In order to maintain bus service on the 76 - McArthur route, members of the STM's board of directors agreed to renew its financial partnership with Canada Post Corporation. The one-year agreement comes into effect on Monday, March 15, 2004, and will end on March 11, 2005.
The bus route will therefore continue to provide evening service, from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. week nights, to Canada Post Corporation employees working at the L�o-Blanchette facility located in the borough of Saint-Laurent. The bus route runs between Du Coll�ge métro station (east end) and 555 McArthur Street (west end).
Introduced in February 2001, when Canada Post Corporation moved most of its downtown operations to its Saint-Laurent facility, the 76 - McArthur bus route was designed to meet the needs of employees at the L�o-Blanchette plant whose work shift ends late in the evening. Between June and December 2003, the performance standard (25 passengers per hour per vehicle) was reached on three occasions. Should these ridership levels be maintained for six consecutive months during the next year, the 76 bus route will be added to the STM's regular bus network, ending the need for a financial partnership.