Montréal, August 29, 2011 The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing a complete overhaul of the 254 – Navette Or Rosemont shuttle route. Starting next Monday, September 6, the itinerary will be simpler, and will now travel to Galeries d’Anjou for the benefit of seniors.
“This initiative is based on the results of a shuttle service review conducted after three years of being in operation. The changes reflect the comments received from customers, the community, borough officials and STM operational staff. Designed to meet the specific needs of seniors, this bus line clearly demonstrates our willingness to make it easier for seniors to get around their neighbourhood,” declared Michel Labrecque, chairman of the STM board.
“We are pleased that the STM has modified the route of our Navette Or Rosemont to better meet the needs of our residents. We invite all seniors to take advantage of this transport service, as it is safe, accessible and designed with them in mind,” declared Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough mayor François W. Croteau.
The minibus service will still be provided Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shuttle will continue to serve all seniors’ residences of 25 units or more, as well as a number of landmarks, including the Lapalme Centre, CLSC Rosemont and the Loblaws supermarket. Moreover, the 254 – Navette Or Rosemont will offer four departures each day in both directions. Identifying the shuttle service is easy, as its route number is featured on a gold-coloured background on designated bus stop panels.
Introduced into service in September 2008, the shuttle service is part of the service improvement program, made possible through the financial support of Transport Québec and the City of Montréal. Since 2008, ten Navette Or shuttles have gradually been deployed to improve mobility for this ever-growing segment of the population. In addition to the shuttle service in Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie, the STM launched similar shuttles in the boroughs of Anjou, Ahuntsic–Cartierville, Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension, Montréal-North, Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, LaSalle, Town of Côte-Saint-Luc, as well as two others in Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
To help customers plan their transit use, information fliers are distributed among all Rosemont residences for seniors. Customers are invited to call A-U-T-O-B-U-S (288-6287) for bus timetables at their stop. For everything else, they can call STM-INFO (786-4636). The STM website also contains more useful transit information. The STM provides cellphone users with a tool giving them access to information about transit service from their telephone (procedure outlined at www.stm.info/info/cell.htm ).
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