Universal accessibility October 29, 2010
Did you know? Universal accessibility applies to everyone, from those with functional limitations to those travelling with children in strollers, etc.
Its purpose? Making the use of the STM métro network, buses, infrastructure and services the same for everyone, at the same time and in the same way.
In concrete terms, the STM provides facilitating measures such as elevators, low floors and hinged ramps on the buses, seats reserved for pregnant women, people with reduced mobility or senior citizens, warning strips along the métro platforms for those with visual limitations…
Determined to improve its service offer, the STM is working in collaboration with community organizations representing all those with functional limitations. Moreover, it is ensuring that the idea of universal accessibility is integrated into all its projects, while respecting its available resources.
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The Express 467, a taste of tomorrow’s transit October 4, 2010
Two new service improvements on the Express 467 will make life easier for clients by cutting down on their commuting time.
Since August, 50 buses on that route’ve been equipped with a “transit info system” and enjoy priority measures at traffic lights. While the system verbally announces and displays the next planned stops on electronic screens, driver and passengers can enjoy the advantages of priority measures at traffic lights.
The 467’s limited number of stops already lowers travel times by 10%, so imagine what can be done with an automated system that extends a green light or activates a signal giving buses a head start over cars !
Combining reserved lanes and priority traffic signals will save 20, even 30% more time for transit users. With priority traffic lights at 39 intersections and 50 articulated buses equipped with the priority detection and bus stop announcement system, the Express 467 gives passengers an idea of what they can expect from public transit in coming years.
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A golden opportunity for seniors October 1, 2010
The STM helps seniors overcome their feeling of isolation by providing them with the means for greater mobility. How? With a Navette Or shuttle bus.
What is a Navette Or ?
These shuttles follow a specific route in a given neighbourhood, two or three days a week, according to a regular schedule, during off-peak periods, using a 20-seat minibus.
The minibus picks up seniors at their residences and takes them to specific points of interest in their area, such as shopping centres, grocery stores, pharmacies, libraries, community centres, etc. This means less walking and less transfers for them, which raises their feeling of security and comfort. In addition, the shuttle service helps to improve the quality of life at the local level, as each shuttle route takes less than one hour to complete.
Since 2008, a total of 10 Navette Or shuttle routes have been created. Over the next few years, the STM would like to deploy several Navette Or routes each year. The lastest are: the new 263 – Navette Or Bordeaux-Cartierville and 262 – Navette Or Côte Saint-Luc shuttles buses. They provide seniors with greater mobility within their neighbourhood.
Why are there Navette Or shuttles ?
The aging of the population is a growing phenomenon in Québec, and in Montréal. An increasing number of clients require specific services that the regular transit network cannot handle, such as infrequent trips and/or irregular transit use, during off-peak periods, over short distances
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The STM rolls out the green carpet September 7, 2010
In an effort to provide you with even more service when using the bus network and make your life easier, the STM offers high-frequency bus service on 31 of its bus routes.
The 10 minutes MAX network means:
- A bus every 10 minutes maximum from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays on 31 bus routes
- A greater frequency of bus service in areas without métro service
- A transfer point with at least one métro station
- A walking distance of less than 1 km
- A rapid network accessible to 568 000 clients
- 50 articulated buses flying the network’s own colours
The STM is currently consolidating its bus services into groups, known as families, based on the type of service, such as local bus routes, express lines, night time routes, those dedicated to specific clients and the 31 lines making up the backbone of the 10 minutes MAX network.
No need to wait any further and discover the network bus routes serving your area