The STM has already taken the lead and initiated meetings with partners from the business and health sectors to define measures to better frame the post-lockdown period.
Montréal, April 14, 2020 – With a gradual return to more normal economic activities in the coming weeks, the STM has already taken the lead and initiated meetings with partners from the business and health sectors. The purpose of these discussions is to define measures to better frame the post-lockdown period with regard to customers sharing space on the bus, métro and paratransit networks.
To do so, the STM has approached representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal while also exploring, in collaboration with the Montréal public health authorities, ways to ensure the safety of customers and employees and to establish hygiene rules that will reflect the specific reality of public transit.
The gradual recovery of economic activity will inevitably present significant challenges to ensure that physical distancing is adhered to in our networks. The STM is very aware that it will be difficult to do this, especially during peak periods, even once all services have resumed.
For this reason, it is important to start this strategic planning well in advance to better prepare the working public, the health system and our own organization for a gradual return to some level of normality.
Over the coming weeks, the STM and its partners undertake to make public the proposals that will be presented to ensure everyone is properly prepared for this situation.
The STM has already implemented several measures to better protect its customers and employees from COVID-19 and has issued recommendations for the use of public transit. See our press release at: http://www.stm.info/en/press/press-releases/2020/covid-19---the-stm-remains-vigilant.