Transit-Secure: The STM reacts quite favourably to the Government of Canada's announcement
Montreal, November 14, 2006 - The Chairman of the STM Board of Directors, Claude Trudel, is quite pleased with the announcement made earlier today by the Government of Canada regarding its Transit-Secure programme.
“ News of this financial contribution by the federal government is obviously being greeted very well, as it will allow us to proceed with important, security-related projects”, declared Mr. Trudel.
Once implemented, these projects will enable the STM to meet clients expectations, as well as its own requirements with respect to prevention and other security issues, with both day-to-day operations and potential terrorist acts.
Proactive in the matter of security, the STM views this contribution as a step in the right direction, as the safety and security of its passengers and clients has always been a priority for the transit corporation.
“However, I feel it bears repeating that the issues of security and safety are a constant struggle for us. It is crucial that the federal government’s financial contribution extends beyond the Transit-Secure program,” added Mr. Trudel, who feels confident his message will be heard.