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On 12/2/2016 at 7:11 AM, webfil said:

There has been quite a lot of news about it over the past year.

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* The new administration will begin in April, but the AMT will be dissolved in June; that is when the new fare structure is expected.

Any news if, how, or when the CITs will be folded into the new authority?

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20 hours ago, DavidW said:

Any news if, how, or when the CITs will be folded into the new authority?

  • If : yes
  • How : the Réseau des transport métropolitains (RTM; "Metropolitan Transit Network) will take over the CITs and OMITs administration and assets. Bill 76 modifies 10 other acts, so the 1-year transition period is quite short overall. The following board will ensure continuity with folded CIT and OMIT boards, with almost one elected official per former CIT/OMIT (except for CITHSL from whom operations were not transferred onto RTM, and CITCRC) :
    • President : Josée Bérubé (urban planner O.U.Q., architect O.A.Q.), vice-president of Montréal's Jacques-Viger advisory comitee on urban planning and architecture, planner at Provencher-Roy and former Cardinal-Hardy associate
    • Transit users representative : Pierre Cardinal, from Axel Stratégies and former Transport 2000 president
    • Paratransit users representative : Johanne Savard, president of the AVRDI community organization
    • Strategic planning specialist : Manon Caron, former CRÉ/CLD Laval CEO
    • Transport planning specialist : Marie Elaine Farley, president of BIXI Montréal and CEO at CSF
    • Accounting specialist : Pierre Fortin, associate at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
    • Law specialist : Marc-André LeChasseur, founder at LeChasseur Avocats and former lecturer at McGill U. school of Planning and USherbrooke Law Faculty
    • North belt representatives : Stéphane Berthe, mayor of Terrebonne; Jean Bouchard, mayor of Mirabel; Normand Grenier, mayor of Charlemagne; Richard Perreault, mayor of Blainville
    • South belt representatives : Claude Haineault, mayor of Beauharnois; Diane Lavoie, mayoress of Belœil; Suzanne Roy, mayoress of Sainte-Julie and president of UMQ; Donat Serres, mayor of La Prairie

RTM will also take over the AMT transit operations (commuter trains, local and interurban terminals, Express Métropolitain bus line, etc.). The planning, development, financing and promotion of transit that were incumbent to various agencies (AMT, CITs, OMITs) in the past will be taken over by the ARTM. 

The ARTM will be accountable towards the CMM (metropolitan board, it's sort of a supralocal federation of 88 municipalities) for its strategic plan, capital plan and funding plan. RTM, STM, STL and RTL will be accountable towards the CMM for their operational strategic plans. RTM and STM will jointly be accountable towards the CMM for the metro network capitalization and loaning.

  • When : CITs and OMITs will disappear by June 1st 2017, when the RTM will enter service.

 

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On 12/2/2016 at 0:43 PM, Transitfan39 said:

So this is the final year of the AMT? I wonder do they have a logo for the commuter train portion of the new agencies

I should think the current AMT logo could easily be adapted by replacing the A with an R.

 

 

 

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Another question that I never got answered is why is the province of Quebec abolishing the AMT? There have to be a behind the scene power struggle for the province to take this drastic move this far

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23 hours ago, Transitfan39 said:

Another question that I never got answered is why is the province of Quebec abolishing the AMT? There have to be a behind the scene power struggle for the province to take this drastic move this far

It's more relevant to simplification and efficiency than power. Long story short, it's a simplification of the overlaying governance boards and complex fare structures (no less than 535 different fares throughout the metro area). CMM, AMT, CITs, OMITs, STs, MTQ and MAMOT were responsible for transit planning and funding without any interaccountability, which is no longer the case.

ARTM was inspired by Metrolinx and central-european Verkehrsverbunde governance.

Googling the keywords "AMT", "abolition", "dismantling", "replacement", "ARTM" and "RTM" could help answering your questions.

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The AMT will be disbanded in 15 days. RTM, along with STLaval, RTL, STM (and eventually the REM) will become the only 5 transit boards throughout the metropolitan region.

Fare titles will remain unchanged as of June 1st, but a streamlining of the tickets and passes in the next few months wouldn't be a surprise. The implementation of the RTM will be very gradual.

More info : https://www.amt.qc.ca/en/a-propos/rtm

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On 2017-05-18 at 6:16 PM, Mark Walton said:

ARTM is actually Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain; RTM is correct.

They changed the name shortly before the bill was passed. ART, the originally proposed name, does not transpose onto a sexy acronym for some politicians. ;)

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The split is effective today. The new web sites for RTM is up and running; for ARTM, apparently not yet.

EDIT: ARTM site is now up and running. An oddity: The law states that both agencies' board meeting are to be in camera, except for a public AGM or any meeting involving approval of a bond issue.

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They couldn't even come up with a new snappy logo!

I believe that our RTL buses still read Express AMT Chevrier for route 90.

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5 hours ago, SMS said:

They couldn't even come up with a new snappy logo!

I believe that our RTL buses still read Express AMT Chevrier for route 90.

I suppose they would have to have a functioning board of directors to approve a new logo!

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From what I gathered from the RTM representative on Facebook.

For the next year, there will be very miminal changes, buses and routes will retain their names, just the names change on official documents.

All the CITs and OMIT will be named as follows

CIT Laurentides >>> RTM Laurentides

CIT La Presqu'ile >>> RTM La Presqu'ile

CIT Le Richelain >>> RTM Le Richelain

MRC L'Assomption >>> RTM L'Assomption

URBIS >>> RTM Terrebonne-Mascouche

and so on and so forth

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