The STM will increase bus service
Montreal, January 12, 2007 - The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) annonces that it will increase bus service in Rosemont-Petite-Patrie Borough, in the wake of the temporary relocation of students attending P�re-Marquette and Georges-Vanier high schools.
“Organized in cooperation with the Montréal school board (CSDM) and administrators of the P�re-Marquette high school, the increased level of bus service will take effect next January 17,” explained Claude Trudel, chairman of the STM board of directors. “STM employees spared no effort to adapt existing bus service to accommodate the needs of some 2500 students.”
Service for students of Georges-Vanier high school
Special buses normally used to transport students to and from classes will be on hand according to the school’s new schedule.
Service for students of P�re-Marquette high school
The STM will provide a shuttle service (by way of Bellechasse, Christophe-Colomb and Jarry) to transport P�re-Marquette students to Georges-Vanier high school for the start of classes, and return them at the end of the day. At noon, students can board the buses from the corner of Bellechasse and Marquette streets; they will be dropped off on Jarry street in front of Georges-Vanier high school. In late afternoon, students can use the shuttle service from the same location on Jarry to return to P�re-Marquette high school.
Solidarity from the Montréal community
“I would like to thank the STM for its overwhelming cooperation and efficiency for introducing a bus shuttle service and adjusting timetables on other bus routes under these exceptional circumstanaces,” declared Andr� Lavallée, mayor of Rosemont-Petite-Patrie borough, responsible for transportation with Montréal’s Executive Committee. “This gesture of solidarity is a result of the close cooperation between the borough, the STM, the Montréal school board, its president, Diane De Courcy, and Kenneth Georges, one of its commissioners.”
“With our knowledge of the student bodies of both schools, we could make specific demands from the STM. We are very satisfied with their services, as they match our needs perfectly. We are very grateful to the transit authority for their understanding and solidarity, and for their quick response to our requests,” emphasized CSDM president, Diane De Courcy.
The STM will continue to monitor the efficiency of its shuttle services. Adjustments could be introduced in coming weeks according to changing needs.
When planning their transportation, students are invited to call A-U-T-O-B-U-S (514 288-6287) for bus timetables at their stop. For all other information, they can call STM-INFO (514 786-4636), or consult the STM website (www.stm.info) for more useful transit information.
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