The STM and the Lachine borough are announcing the implementation of a new westbound reserved lane on Provost Street
Montréal, October 26, 2023 – The STM and the Lachine borough are announcing the implementation of a new westbound reserved lane on Provost Street. Customers will begin benefitting from the new reserved lane on October 30.
This reserved lane for buses, taxis and bikes will operate westbound only to improve the performance of buses serving the area. Five bus lines run on Provost Street (90, 110, 191, 491 and 495), with departures every 7 to 10 minutes during peak hours. The new lane will be open to traffic between 1st Avenue and 31st Avenue, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
“We remain committed to improving this route for public transit customers by ensuring more regular and comfortable service, especially on this stretch of the road, where more than two out of three bus trips are made in the area,” says Éric Alan Caldwell, Chair of the STM Board of Directors. “The new reserved lane will benefit the 4,500 customers who already use this bus route and encourage local residents to choose public transit as a convenient way to travel.”
“The new reserved lane will make 65% of trips in the area more efficient and fluid. We are proud to participate in the expansion of the STM’s network of reserved lanes in Montreal, which currently totals more than 320 km! As with any change, there will be a period of adjustment, but we are confident that our residents will understand the need to move towards more efficient public transit to combat climate change and reduce traffic congestion,” says Maja Vodanovic, Mayor of Lachine.
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Mouvement Bus is a comprehensive vision of what bus travel in Montréal could look like in 2020–2025. It encompasses several initiatives and major projects that all aim to enhance the customer experience of the bus network by providing faster, more timely transportation.
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