Technoparc Montréal workers enjoy one of city’s most efficient public transportation services

Press release


Technoparc Montréal workers enjoy one of city’s
most efficient public transportation services

Montréal, November 22, 2010
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and Technoparc Montréal report a major increase in traffic on the #72 Alfred-Nobel bus line, which links the Côte-Vertu Metro station to the Fairview bus terminal and passes through Technoparc Montréal’s Saint-Laurent Campus.

“This bus line has seen the greatest increase in traffic between 2006 and 2010. It fact, the number of stops have almost quadrupled, going from 369 to 1,714 per weekday, on average. Service improvements for this line, including continually increasing the number of stops over the past four years, have certainly contributed to its success,” explained Michel Labrecque, Chairman of the Board of the STM.

“This excellent result, one of many achieved during the Saint-Laurent Campus’s development, is due to our close partnership with the STM. We intend to pursue our efforts since access to public transportation is a major asset that explains why more and more companies see our science park as a premiere place to do business,” said Mario Monette, President and CEO of Technoparc Montréal.

“The success of these initiatives shows that they meet a real need and have achieved their objective, an achievement that requires innovation and the creation of new partnerships. Any sustainable public transportation investment has concrete positive impacts when it comes to retaining personnel and lowering one’s carbon footprint. My colleagues from the Saint-Laurent Council and I are absolutely thrilled by these results,” said the Mayor of Saint-Laurent, Alan DeSousa, who is also Vice-President of the City of Montreal’s Executive Committee.

Technoparc Montréal’s Transportation Committee works to ensure that public transportation services adequately meet the needs of its workers. Facilitated by the Centre de gestion des déplacements de Saint-Laurent (CGD), it is made up of a representative from each resident company and from the STM, the City of Montréal and Technoparc Montréal. The Committee also develops other modes of transportation (active transportation, car pooling) so that every worker can find a way to get to work that does not involve the use of “solo cars”.

For further information on bus routes, call STM-INFO (514-786-4636) or consult the STM Network Plan or Website (, which contains lots of useful information.


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