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Created specifically for the STM by a Québec-based biotech firm, the STM-ND cleaning product meets with tough sanitary and ecological standards with its fully natural, pH neutral and phosphate-free formula. 100% biodegradable within 14 days, it exceeds the strictest European standards currently in effect.
With innovative, naturally active ingredients, the cleaning product efficiently rids of dirt and grime, while leaving an anti-skid film behind and a non-allergenic odour of mint and eucalyptus. Environmentally-friendly, its highly concentrated formula also means less plastic jugs to recycle.
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Organic cleaning product
Claude Valade, Head of section, Métro station operations, STM
First of all, it’s a degreasing compound, produced from biotechnology, which means it’s 100% biodegradable. The product is formulated from leading-edge technology, world-renowned for being environmentally safe.
100% biodegradable in 14 days.
Marcel Tremblay, Foreman, Métro station operations, STM
This product is absolutely non-toxic, which is an important advantage, especially for the environment. The product contains enzymes, which makes it really toxic-free.
We use it to wash walls and floors, mostly with scrubbers, those automated machines used to wash floors. We also use it with pressure hoses and foam guns to clean walls.
When properly used, the product leaves an anti-skid film. This is an interesting aspect for us, because it makes it safer for transit users.
highly concentrated, this organic cleaning product reduces at source.the number of plastic jugs to be recycled
Marcel Tremblay, Foreman, Métro station operations, STM
We’ve managed to obtain a product that meets with both employee and environmental requirements. I think everyone is satisfied with this product, including our clients.
Have you seen them? There are six such shelters, located in three municipal boroughs. Installing a green roof on certain bus shelters serves to emphasize the relationship between public transportation and the environment. We chose eco-friendly plant material, a mix of sedum. A carpet of sedum is very resistant and requires little maintenance. As a perennial groundcover, it easily replaces a green lawn, with its unique appearance and wonderful scent! A green roof has a significant impact on outdoor air quality, provides some habitat to urban wildlife, and affords a measure of biodiversity appreciated by both birds…and transit users.
Until June 14, one can watch the sedum grow while waiting for the bus.
With its innovative and ecological approach, the transportation cocktail proposes a long-term, economically-sound and performance-driven solution to individual and exclusive car use by all and at all times.
The transportation cocktail advocates a smart combination of individual transportation modes (walking, cycling, skating and car use) and mass transit modes (buses, métro, minibus, commuter trains, taxis, car-pools, car sharing, and shared taxis) for all our transportation needs, particularly towards and within city centres.
To that end, the STM has entered into partnership and joint promotions with other stakeholders in the field (self-serve bicycle rentals, car sharing, and regional public transit companies) who will grant preferential rates to transportation cocktail enthusiasts. Through these actions, the STM is creating and organizing a grassroots movement providing durable transportation options.
Adopt the transportation cocktail: it’s green, economical and performance-driven.
Learn more about Transport Cocktail :
- Vélo québec (in French only)
- Allego (in French only)
- Voyagez Fûté
- Clean the air
- AQLPA (Association Québécoise de Lutte contre la Pollution Atmosphérique (in French only)
- Transport en commun (AMT – in French only)
Michel Labrecque, Chairman, Board of directors
The transportation cocktail is a daily mix, depending on the weather during the week, of various public transit modes, car-pooling, car-sharing groups, taxis, walking, cycling, and now self-serve bicycle rentals.
The transportation cocktail also includes cars, and one chooses whichever mode is better adapted to the type of trip being taken. The advantages of the transportation cocktail are mostly about maintaining our mobility and how fast we can reach our destination, while reducing our environmental impact, greenhouse gases and others.
Economically-speaking, there are enormous gains for Québec. Indeed, Québec is not a car producer, but rather a producer of mass transit rolling stock, as well as bicycles, which in turn, means economic benefits and job creation.
When the concept of a transportation cocktail was first defined, we made it very clear that it was up to public transit corporations to lead the way, and the STM has already started doing so. It has reached agreements with Vélo-Québec, Communauto, and with Bixi. For our transit users who have a year-long pass with their OPUS card, the Bixi is half-price. And we are looking for other, similar combinations.
What we are telling Montréalers is that we have started a grassroots movement. People often wonder what they can do to help save the planet. Well, they can save the planet by taking public transportation or taxis, by car-pooling, car-sharing, and cycling. Not every day, not all the time or for everything, but a combination whenever possible. The big advantage to the transportation cocktail is the environment, how we use our public spaces, and Québec’s economy.
Highly concentrated, it reduces container recycling at source.
Ideal for all transportation needs in downtown core.
Reduces travel times by 25 to 40 %.
By taking the bus instead of your car, you are cutting your polluting emissions by more than half. May 2, 2010
When comparing the emissions of a car ride with those of a bus ride, several data are taken into account:
- the average emissions of a car per travelled kilometre, as published by Transport Canada;
- the average number of persons per car according to the Origin-Destination survey (1.25 person);
- the emissions by all STM buses for all hours of transit service;
- bus ridership and the average length of a bus trip (km-passenger).
Polluting emissions include :
- carbon monoxide (CO)
- nitrogen oxides (NOx)
- sulphur dioxide (SO2)
- volatile organic compounds (VOC)
- total suspended particulates (TSP)
Polluting emissions are not produced in the same proportion for buses and cars.
Our calculations show that, when combining all hours of STM service, they are 2 to 10 times lesser for a bus than for a car, depending on the pollutant.
During rush hour, emissions are 7 to 44 times lesser for a bus than for a car. This is based on an average of 65 passengers per bus, which is equal to 50 cars (65 persons divided by 1.25).