Bus priority February 11, 2009
Montréal already features 18 reserved lanes where buses have priority and traffic flows more smoothly. But why stop there? In cooperation with the city of Montréal, the STM will expand the length of its reserved lanes from 84.2 to more than 350 kilometres, a five-fold increase in corridors where buses have priority.
And that’s not all: a series of measures will be introduced to make our bus network more reliable, on-time and up to 15% to 30% faster to better compete with cars.
These new bus priority measures will make travelling by bus easier:
- Introducing more bus routes with a limited number of stops for faster travel times (such as the 467 Express Saint-Michel)
- Introducing reserved lanes such as those on Saint-Michel, Beaubien and Rosemont roads
- Introducing bus rapid transit services, such as those on Pie-IX and Henri-Bourassa boulevards
- Extending the green light to allow buses through the intersection
- Extending the green light after passengers have boarded
- Introducing a bus priority signal at traffic lights to allow buses to leave before other vehicles such as those on Saint-Michel, Beaubien and Rosemont corridors
- Improved signage for rapid bus services