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As part of technical trials taking place until 2019, STM will test three fully electric Nova LFSe buses.

Electrification of all surface transit is one of STM’s strategies in the fight against global warming.

As early as 2012, STM was buying hybrid biodiesel-electric buses, gradually abandoning diesel drive buses. Today, STM is moving on to the next phase of its action plan by assessing the impact of using three quick-charging electric buses, under real operating conditions, as part of the City Mobility program.

These buses will circulate in the streets of Montréal. In tangible terms, two charging stations will have to be installed along the 36 – Monk bus route to support the operation of three fully electric Nova LFSe buses. The charging stations are set to be built in spring 2016 close to Square Victoria and Angrignon bus terminals. Operational testing will begin in 2016, followed by actual passenger service in the fall. Trials will continue into 2019.

Designed under the direction of Nova Bus as part of the Consortium Bus électrique, the three LFSe buses each have four onboard batteries, fully powered by Québec hydroelectricity thanks to a quick-charging system, and are equipped with a TM4 engine designed in Québec.

Electrifying public transportation is 100% good for the environment!

Technical data sheet (French only)

For further information

Electrification of the surface system
Électrification des transports : Présentation du projet Cité Mobilité de Volvo et de la STM devant les acteurs économiques de la région (English coming soon)

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Strategic planning is a business-critical process used to determine a corporation’s major policies and guidelines, as well as the actions and means that will serve to implement them.

The STM is taking a new approach to get input for its strategic thinking for 2025. Indeed, legislation requires that public transit authorities update their strategic plan every five years. And the time has come for us to get to work on the next one.

That being said, we also want you to be involved in this process! So you are invited to help us develop our strategic plan for 2025, because you are key to our mission.

We are therefore initiating a vast consultation process to determine which concrete actions we need to work on in the next ten years.

Through your ideas, we want to identify which aspects of transit service we can act upon that would have a major impact on your experience as a customer using the STM system. Over the next months, these ideas will be translated into strategic policies and guidelines which will be featured in our action plan or in our Strategic Plan 2025.

Help shape the STM’s future. Thank you for participating.

You have until April 24 to speak up: click here

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Did you know that the 64 – Grenet and 468 – Express Pierrefonds Gouin bus lines now travel in a new, exclusive reserved lane for buses and taxis?

These reserved lane sections are the latest to add to those on Highways 20 and 40, on boulevard Pie-IX, Sherbrooke West and Viau, with its bus-bike-taxi pilot project? No doubt about it, 2014 was a good year for deploying new bus priority measures.

In a recent survey, you suggested that we continue to install bus priority measures. We heard you and we will keep up with their deployment! In the next few years, other major roadways in Montréal will be added to the existing network of reserved lanes. In fact, our goal is to provide you with priority measures along 375 km of roads in time for Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017.

Bus Priority Measures (BPM) consist of various installations on the road system that ensure priority is given to public transit vehicles, thereby improving the speed and on-time delivery of service. BPMs include reserved lanes and priority traffic signals.

To find out more:

Bus preferential measures (BPM)

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You’ve suggested that we continue to implement them. That’s what we’re doing. Preferential measures for buses pay off!

In order to respond to the growing demand for public transit and the increasing needs of its clientele, the STM implemented the Bus Preferential Measures (BPM) program.
By 2017, when this program ends, some 115 bus lines will feature preferential measures, with the BPMs positively affecting more than 760 000 trips daily.près
Bus preferential measures (BPMs) are interventions on the road network that give priority to public transit and improve service efficiency and punctuality. BPMs include, in particular, reserved lanes and priority traffic lights for buses (for more details).
For you, this translates into reduced travel time and savings in both time and money. We associate all the BPMs with improved service and efficiency.  And for good reason.
BPMs lead to time savings of some 10% to 20%.Vous l’avez souligné dans un récent sondage . Les MPB représentent : Pertinence, investissement justifié et amélioration du service, tels sont vos qualificatifs.
Vous nous avez également indiqué que vous étiez favorables à leur implantation.  Not to mention the reduction in GHGs that come with them!
With the addition of the reserved lanes on Viau, there are now close to 180 km of reserved lanes on some 30 streets, and more than 100 intersections are equipped with priority traffic signals, all to make your travel more efficient!
(Only in french)