STM and its metropolitan partners are setting a new standard in accessibility with their new inclusive mobility plan, empowering individuals with functional limitations to navigate public transportation independently.
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By implementing these new measures, STM aims to create a safer and more welcoming environment for its passengers and employees, ensuring that public transit remains an attractive mode of transportation in Montréal.
From July 2023, Montreal residents over the age of 65 will be able to benefit from free public transit fares, as part of a new initiative launched by the City of Montreal and STM in order to meet their mobility needs.
By allowing cyclists to bring their bikes into the metro network during extended hours, STM aims to promote integrated mobility, while assessing the impact of the new measures on customer flow, service delivery and security.
In addition to the new lift, McGill station has undergone a larger overhaul, including the renovation of building entrances, improvement of natural ventilation and the construction of a new entrance building.
STM and Transit's new artificial intelligence based tool will help streamline bus detours and temporary stops for Montreal's public transit users, enhancing the overall customer experience.
As part of the partnership, RATP Group will provide STM with personalised advice on the best practices to transitioning bus garages and vehicles to electric, with a key focus on maintaining safety.
STM’s 2023 budget and 2023-2032 Capital Expenditures Program to optimise transit services in Montreal
STM's new budget will equip the agency to take on current and future challenges, as it works to meet the transportation needs of Montreal's residents and combat the financial constraints that it has faced post-pandemic.
Following the launch of the new lifts, there are now 23 fully accessible stations in the metro network, providing customers with reduced mobility with easier access to a wider range of STM services.
By removing the eligibility criteria based on gender identity and including people with reduced mobility, STM aims to offer the same safe travel experience to all its customers who might feel unsafe while travelling at night.
The minibus will give the Old Brewery Mission greater flexibility in delivering a specialised shuttle service to people experiencing homelessness by transporting them to emergency shelters and other resources.
The new feature will provide Transport adapté customers with a wealth of real-time information, such as the transit vehicles' current location and whether or not a customer is next in line to board the vehicle.
Pascal Octeau, Section Manager – Projects and Tenders, Engineering at the Société de transport de Montréal, discusses the operator’s rear-view camera pilot as road testing trials continue, providing insight into the extensive work and testing that has facilitated the innovative project and highlighting the range of safety benefits that rear-view…