The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) announces the opening of a new reserved lane on boulevard Des Sources in the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, as well as in the cities of Dollard-des-Ormeaux and Pointe Claire, starting Monday, August 3, 2015.
Montréal, July 29, 2015 – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) announces the opening of a new reserved lane on boulevard Des Sources in the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, as well as in the cities of Dollard-des-Ormeaux and Pointe Claire, starting Monday, August 3, 2015.
Extending over a total length of 8.6 km (both directions combined), the reserved lane will be operational on weekdays. The southbound lane will be in service from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., between Gouin and De Salaberry boulevards, and between boulevard Hymus and avenue Saint-Louis. In turn, the northbound lane will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. between avenue Reverchon and boulevard Hymus, as well as between De Salaberry and Pierrefonds boulevards. The new reserved lane will benefit the nearly 5,000 trips taken daily aboard the 208 – Brunswick, 209 – Des Sources, 409 – Express Des Sources and 475 – Express Dollard-des-Ormeaux bus lines.
« This project reflects our determination to enhance public transit service in the West Island and establish a network of bus priority measures. A reserved lane for buses, taxis and car pools was successfully deployed along boulevard Saint-Jean in 2012. The STM is hoping to repeat that experience on boulevard Des Sources. As with the one on Saint-Jean, the reserved lane on Des Sources will only be available to vehicles with two passengers or more, » declared STM board chairman, Philippe Schnobb.
« With the addition of a reserved lane on boulevard des Sources, we are once again improving the service offer while encouraging carpooling. This project is in line with the objectives of this administration in several ways, in terms of sustainable development and improved transportation service, by promoting shorter travel times. West Island transit users will benefit from this project, as it adds to our other initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life of Montrealers, » added Aref Salem, Montréal executive committee member responsible for transportation.
« I am very pleased by the introduction of a second reserved lane for buses in the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, as it represents tangible action promoting the use of active transportation modes within our territory. By the same token, it helps us move forward in achieving the commitments made as part of our strategic plan for sustainability, particularly in terms of lowering greenhouse gases, » said Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough mayor, Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, Montréal executive committee member responsible for procurement, sports and leisure activities and cultural communities.
« The deployment of a new reserved lane is an environmentally responsible improvement in our daily lives. In addition to creating a dedicated traffic lane for faster travel, this initiative is part of our City's vision based on sustainable development, » explained Ms. Thorstad-Cullen, municipal councillor for the City of Pointe Claire.
The STM reminds that bus priority measures consist of installations on the road system that ensure priority is given to public transit, thereby improving the reliability and on-time delivery of service. Bus priority measures, which include reserved lanes and priority traffic lights, help shorten travel times by about 10%. To date, the STM has deployed such measures along 198 km of roads, and 145 intersections feature priority traffic lights, bringing total coverage to 223.7 km. The STM is aiming for 375 km by 2017.
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De gauche à droite : Philippe Schnobb, président du CA, STM; Peter Prassas, conseiller municipal; Marc Bélanger, directeur Planification et développement des réseaux
Philippe Schnobb, président du CA, STM; Kelly Thorstad-Cullen, conseillère municipale; Marc Bélanger, directeur Planification et développement des réseaux
Philippe Schnobb, président du CA, STM; Jim Beiss, maire d'arrondissement; Marc Bélanger, directeur Planification et développement des réseaux
Isabelle A. Tremblay
Société de transport de Montréal (STM)
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