Bus network redesign: STM announces next public consultation sessions by sector

Press release

Two virtual information sessions will be held in 2021

Montréal, April 22, 2021 – As it moves forward with its bus network redesign project, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing that it will hold new public consultations by sector this spring.

“As announced when the project began in 2018, this initiative is part of our 2025 Strategic Organizational Plan and is in line with our long-term vision to guide the design of the future bus network as we did in the Île-des-Sœurs, Lachine–LaSalle, Sud–Ouest–Verdun–Ville-Marie Sud and Ville Mont-Royal–Outremont–Côte-des-Neiges sectors. The project aims to align the service offered with the completion of major public transit projects, such as the REM, the Blue line extension and the Pie-IX BRT,” says Philippe Schnobb, Chair of the STM Board of Directors.

In 2021, the STM will conduct consultations in two sectors on the Island of Montréal. People in each sector will be given two possible ways to share their opinions: by participating in the virtual information session or via the website Parlons-en.

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

  • Saint-Laurent (non-industrial)–Ahuntsic-Cartierville on Thursday, May 13
  • Côte-Saint-Luc–Hampstead–Montréal-Ouest–Notre-Dame-de-Grace in late fall

Starting on April 23 for the first sector, citizens will be able to:

  • Consult the information available, including the recorded information session posted a few days after the information session
  • 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. Changes related to the redesign will be applied gradually starting in spring 2022 (depending on the opening date of the REM station on Île-des-Sœurs) and will take place along with the consultation in other sectors over the next three years.

For more information on the bus network redesign.

To register for the first virtual information session.

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