Montreal, 28 may 2003 ; The Société de transport de Montréal will expand the taxibus service in L;Île Bizard in order to offer

Press release

Improvement of transit services in the
L’Île-Bizard/Sainte-Genevi�ve/Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue borough
Expansion of the Taxibus territory in L’Île-Bizard

Montreal, 28 may 2003 – The Société de transport de Montréal will expand the taxibus service in L’Île Bizard in order to offer that means of transportation to residents of the island’s west and north sectors. Since its inauguration in November of 2002, the taxibus service was only accessible to residents of the eastern sector.

The service will operate along three major axis, following the island’s most populated areas, and taxicabs serving each one of these axis will connect with the 265 Trainbus Île-Bizard bus route. From Monday to Friday, four trips will be offered during the morning and the afternoon rush hour. In the morning, taxicabs riders will be driven to line’s 265 terminus stop by going through Bord-du Lac Road, De l’Église and Wilson Streets, Cherrier Road and Chevremont Street. Four return trips will leave from that same terminus – located near the 320 Chevremont St. – to bring commuters back to their near home stop. The schedule of the taxibus will be synchronized with that of line 265. To use the taxibus service, users will only have to reserve their trip at least an hour in advance by calling the Coop�rative des propri�taires de taxi de l’ouest métropolitain at (514) 636-6666, and to present a valid transit fare to the driver (no cash payment).

"The expansion of the taxibus service is very good news for residents of the L’Île-Bizard/Sainte-Genevi�ve/Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue borough, especially for people living in the island’s north and east sectors. With the recent extension of line 219, and the inauguration of the taxibus service, this new measure improves significantly the availability of transit services in the borough" said Jacques Cardinal, chairman of the borough.