Bus network redesign: The STM announces the next public consultation sessions in the West Island


Three virtual consultation sessions are planned for this fall.

As part of the bus network redesign and the anticipated commissioning of the REM in the West Island of Montréal, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will hold public consultation sessions in three sectors.

Residents of every sector will be able to express their opinions in two ways: by participating in the virtual consultation session or by using the Let’s chat website.

These public consultations are part of the major bus network redesign project, which was launched in 2018 and featured in the STM’s 2025 Strategic Organizational Plan. “With the important metropolitan public transit projects set to move forward in the next few years and given the changes in customer travel habits, the time is ripe to redesign our network and adapt it to the evolving needs of Montrealers,” said Éric Alan Caldwell, Chair of the STM Board of Directors.

The virtual information sessions will be held for the following sectors, starting at 6:30 p.m.:

  • Baie-D'Urfé, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and Senneville, Thursday, October 13: Sign up online.
  • Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, Thursday, October 20: Sign up online.
  • Pointe-Claire, Kirkland and Beaconsfield, Thursday, October 27: Sign up online.

From now until November 13, residents and people who work in the area can share their opinion on the Let’s chat platform. The tool will allow them to:

  • Consult the information available, including the consultation session recordings, which are posted a few days after the event
  • Comment on others’ proposals, including those of the STM
  • Suggest ideas and receive comments from other participants
  • Learn about the results of the consultation once they are available

The aim of the bus network redesign is to improve customer experience and review the design and architecture elements of the surface network. Public consultations have already been held in different areas of the city since the start of the project.

Changes brought about by the redesign will be implemented gradually and aligned with the commissioning of major public transit infrastructure, notably the REM. All of this will be done in conjunction with the consultation of other sectors.

More information on the bus network redesign is available online.