The STM announces the implementation of bus and taxi priority measures on Saint-Joseph Boulevard


Montréal, October 28, 2021 – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing the implementation of a reserved lane for buses and taxis on Saint-Joseph Boulevard, eastbound between 2nd Avenue and Bourbonnière Avenue and westbound between Jeanne-D'Arc Avenue and 3rd Avenue in the Rosemont-La Petite Patrie borough, starting November 1st. This new reserved lane will extend the existing one on Saint-Joseph Boulevard, west of Fullum Street.

Totalling 2.7 kilometres in length, this lane will be reserved Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. westbound and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. eastbound. In the next few years, other bus priority measures (BPM) will be rolled out simultaneously on Saint-Joseph Boulevard. "Smart traffic lights" will be activated at intersections, making it possible to respond to real-time requests for priority sent by buses, and thus improving bus service reliability and travel times along this corridor.

These measures will eventually benefit approximately 6,800 trips daily, most of which are taken during peak periods on lines 27 Boulevard Saint-Joseph and 427 Express Saint-Joseph.

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