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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!
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As with the MR-63 and MR-73 métro cars, the AZUR train is also mounted on bogies that essentially propel the train. Bogies, or trucks, are an assembly of parts that include tires, suspension and drive axles.

Of all bogie functions, one that is of particular interest is the braking system.

The new metro cars will still feature one of the main characteristics that make it unique among others around the world: its wooden brake shoes. One of the requirements the STM gave the manufacturer was the provision of a quiet braking system without the usual screeching. In that respect, wooden brake shoes are still the best option for the bogie’s steel wheels.

Each wheel will therefore feature two wooden shoes, and these will continue to be produced in STM workshops with the same yellow birch wood soaked in peanut oil as currently used (rf)