Reserved lane for buses and taxis, starting November 30
Montréal, November 25, 2020 – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing the implementation of a reserved lane for buses and taxis on the Des Trinitaires corridor, between Lamont Avenue and De La Vérendrye Boulevard, passing through the Sud-Ouest borough, starting November 30. The section on Angrignon Boulevard, between Newman Boulevard and Irwin Street, in the LaSalle borough, will open in spring 2021.
Totalling 1.8 kilometres in length (both directions), these sections of the reserved lane will be in operation Monday to Friday based on the following information:
Starting November 30:
- Between Lacroix Street and De La Vérendrye Boulevard, southbound, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
- Between De La Vérendrye Boulevard and Lamont Avenue, northbound, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Starting spring 2021 :
- Between Newman Boulevard and Irwin Street, southbound, between 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. only.
Other bus priority measures (BPM) will be implemented in a second phase on Angrignon and Des Trinitaires boulevards. Traffic light controls will be replaced to detect buses at intersections and respond to real-time requests sent by buses, improving travel times. These measures will benefit approximately 47,400 trips daily, with 22,300 mostly during peak periods, on lines 36, 37, 78, 106, 109, 110, 113, 195, 406 and 495.
This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.
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