The STM announces implementation of bus and taxi priority measures along the Saint-Michel corridor


Montréal, October 18, 2021 – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing the implementation of priority measures for buses and taxis along the Saint-Michel corridor, starting today.

The STM is extending the hours of the reserved lane for buses and taxis on Saint-Michel Boulevard, between L.-O.-David and Rachel streets in the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc Extension and Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie boroughs. Totalling 7.3 kilometres in length (both directions), this lane will now operate according to the following schedule: Monday to Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., southbound, and from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, northbound.

Additionally, a new section of reserved lane will be put into operation between Jarry and L.-O.-David streets, for 1.1 kilometres (both directions). This section will follow the extended hours of the existing reserved lane along the Saint-Michel corridor.

These measures will benefit approximately 17,000 trips daily on lines 41 Quartier Saint Michel / Ahuntsic, 67 Saint-Michel and 467 Express Saint-Michel.

Other bus priority measures are already in effect along the Saint-Michel corridor, including priority traffic lights that detect buses at intersections in real-time to improve travel times.

This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.