STM ANNOUNCES BUS AND TAXI RESERVED LANE ON BOULEVARD DES GALERIES-D’ANJOU READY TO BEGIN SERVICE
Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing that the new reserved lane for buses and taxis on boulevard des Galeries-d’Anjou is ready to begin service on Monday, October 9, 2017.
Montréal, October 4, 2017 – Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing that the new reserved lane for buses and taxis on boulevard des Galeries-d’Anjou is ready to begin service on Monday, October 9, 2017.
With an overall length of 1.6 km, both directions combined, the reserved lane will be operational from 6:30 to 9:30 am southbound, between Jean-Talon and Bélanger as well as Saint-Zotique and Beaubien, and from 3:30 to 6:30 pm northbound, between Saint-Zotique and Jean-Talon, Monday to Friday. The new reserved lane will benefit some 22,000 passenger rides daily taken mostly on the 44 – Armand-Bombardier, 95 – Bélanger and 460 – Express Métropolitaine bus lines.
Furthermore, priority traffic lights will be installed between Jarry and Beaubien, in a second phase of work, to complete all bus preferential measures along that corridor.
Bus priority measures (MPB) consist of installations on the road system that ensure priority is given to public transportation, thereby improving the reliability and on-time delivery of service. Such measures, that include reserved lanes and bus priority traffic lights, cut down travel times by about 10%. The infrastructure work was made possible thanks to funding from the Ministry of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Electrification. With the reserved lane on boulevard des Galeries d’Anjou, STM now enjoys reserved lanes along 221.7 km of roads, while 292 intersections feature priority traffic lights, extending the coverage of bus priority measures to 308.2 km overall. STM aims to reach its 375-km target by the end of 2017.
De gauche à droite : Olivier Notte, conseiller Infrastructures et équipements, STM; Philippe Schnobb, président du conseil d'administration, STM; Pascal Rochon, conseiller corporatif - infrastructures et équipements, STM
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Isabelle A. Tremblay
Société de transport de Montréal (STM)
Téléphone : (514) 350.0800, poste 84940