Transport Cocktail May 3, 2010
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.
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The new bus fleet February 11, 2009
By investing in its bus fleet, the STM is helping to promote public transportation use, which is more environmentally friendly and less stressful than driving a car around town.
By the end of 2009, the STM will have taken delivery of 350 new buses and, by 2011, some 1,000 new buses, including 202 articulated ones, will have expanded and rejuvenated the STM bus fleet, raising the number of buses to more than 1,800.
These new buses will enable the STM to expand its service: 100,000 hours of service have already been added in 2008, and 1,100 additional departures were scheduled during rush hour on the network’s busiest routes since the beginning of 2009. In all, the STM plans on adding 220,000 hours of service during the year.
As a result, more buses, some of them having more room inside, will be at your stop more often. Good enough reasons to convince more Montréalers to gradually change their habits, from using their car to using public transit. Once or twice a week is enough to help maintain an environmental balance.
Psst! Keep an eye on our buses’ new colours, as they are representative of our Society in Motion.