Conseil Intermunicipal de Transport
A Conseil intermunicipal de transport (CIT) is a regional transit authority mainly responsible for transportation between Montreal, Quebec and it's outer metropolitan area.
Previous to 1984, transit services now provided by CITs were provided by the CTCUM (Montreal), CTL (Laval) and CTRSM (South Shore). Suburbs unsatisfied not only with the services provided by the big three transit authorities, but also with their lack of ability to plan for their own transit services, lobbied the Quebec Government to create intermunicipal transit councils (CIT).
The Intermunicipal Transit Councils Act, adopted in December 1983, gave the suburban municipalities the ability to plan and schedule their own transit services. Each CIT would then contract out their actual operations to private bus companies. In 1992, the then 17 CITs formed the Association québécoise du transport intermunicipal et municipal (AQTIM).
Today, there are 12 different suburban transit authorities that provide service around the Greater Monteral Area. Many have local service provided within their cities and towns, some of which operate at near urban transit-like frequencies. There are nine CITs, one regional authority (CRT), and two cities which organize their own transit services formerly known as Organisme municipal et intermunicipal de transport (OMITs) and now known simply by the city name.
- CIT Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan
- CIT Vallée du Richelieu
- CIT Sorel-Varennes
- CIT Haut-Saint-Laurent
- CIT du Sud-Ouest
- CIT La Presqu'Île
- CIT des Laurentides
- CIT Le Richelain
- CIT Roussillon
- CRT Lanaudière
- Ville de Sainte-Julie (originally known as OMIT Sainte-Julie)
- Ville de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (originally known as OMIT Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu)
- CIT des Basses Laurentides
- CIT de Deux-Montagnes
- CIT de Le Portage
- CIT Montcalm
- OMIT Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
- OMIT St-Eustache
- OMIT St-Jérôme
- ↑ All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems (Montreal Suburbs)
- ↑ AQTIM - Historique. aqtim.qc.ca. retrieved on 10 June 2012.