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Yeah ok... let's try beefing up service with standard buses first (or better yet on the parallel rail service) before buying articulateds.

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There's a map for that :lol: (my creation)

Recently, CITHSL has been putting up AMT-style signs throughout their route, so expect a more detailed stop listing eventually. Previous to that though, users could hail a bus from any place along the route.

Major stops include

Downtown Montreal (Saint-Antoine east of Mansfield)

Metro Angrignon

Chateauguay (St-Jean-Baptiste / d'Anjou)

Parc Mercier (Beauchemin / de Beloeil)

Stationnement Mercier (Route 138 / de l'Eglise)

Sainte-Martine (Route 138 / Chemin de la Riviere-des-Feves) -- This is where the injections start, not to far from the garage on rue Hébert)

Additionally, don't trust the locations that Google Transit provides. They're only as good as the descriptions on AMT's website...

Alex

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The news schedule for CITPI #21 (effective July 2) is out

http://205.237.250.155/SITES/DOCS/038_cit_...52010111011.pdf

The shuttle to Rigaud will connect with trains:

#14 (06:55 Vaudreuil - 07:58 Lucien L'Allier)

#18 (07:45 Vaudreuil - 08:45 Lucien L'Allier)

#19 (15:45 Lucien L'Allier - 16:45 Vaudreuil)

#23 (17:00 Lucien L'Allier - 18:04 Vaudreuil)

No connections with the train in Hudson.

CITPI is also extending into Saint-Lazare in September with 6 bus routes.

Alex

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No reverse peak... :P Thanks for sharing this news though. All you need TRAMwise is a TRAM5 for CITPI?

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CITPI is also extending into Saint-Lazare in September with 6 bus routes.

Where did you get that information? Is there any other information available on the web?

EDIT: Never mind, the articles all say there is no route information available yet. We'll just have to wait until September. Very interesting stuff though. I really wish those municipalities would consider funding off-peak service though.

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Service changes for SURF, effective August 23, 2010:

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http://www.surf.amt.qc.ca/avis/affich_avis.asp?no=626

Here are the highlights:

- NEW Route 41 between St-Augustin (Mirabel) and Deux-Montagnes, peak only

- Routes 51/52 will become full time bi-directional routes within Boisbriand and Saint-Therese. Routes 13 (taxi) and 50 will be cancelled.

- NEW Route 59 - EXPRESS service between Boisbriand and Metro Montmorency, peak only

- NEW Route 70 will provide off-peak service within Blainville, while the current Route 10 will be split into NEW Routes 71/72.

- Route 9 - two new trips added weekday nights and earlier service on Saturday mornings from Montmorency

Other changes include minor schedule changes and stop additions, as well as a new school bus service in Saint-Eustache. Also, NEW Route 17 will replace Route 19 in Lorraine, effective tomorrow (July 5). http://www.surf.amt.qc.ca/avis/affich_avis.asp?no=624

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Me too! This is probably the only CIT to offer such improvements! Take that CITSO! And other crappy CITs

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Ok, I have a CIT question.....anyone know about the special CITSO service to Kanawake this year for the powwow? I checked the website yesterday....they still had LAST year's schedule.

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Ok, I have a CIT question.....anyone know about the special CITSO service to Kanawake this year for the powwow? I checked the website yesterday....they still had LAST year's schedule.

I'm not sure. The words "CITSO" and "timely update" don't normally go together.

The PowWow's Website states "Public Transportation available from Angrignon Metro"

Alex

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I'm not sure. The words "CITSO" and "timely update" don't normally go together.

The PowWow's Website states "Public Transportation available from Angrignon Metro"

Alex

Yes, I know the where, just wondering about the when. Any other CITs/OMITs have issues about timely updates? (I don't know the area "off the islands" that well transport-wise)

And now another question....which is the best of the CITs in terms of service provided?

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Yes, I know the where, just wondering about the when. Any other CITs/OMITs have issues about timely updates? (I don't know the area "off the islands" that well transport-wise)

And now another question....which is the best of the CITs in terms of service provided?

Most other CITs provide timely updates. The best ones for updates would be SURF and then all the Gestrans-managed CITs (Roussillon, Richelain, Ste-Julie and CRC)

As for service provided, hands down the best is SURF.

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Most other CITs provide timely updates. The best ones for updates would be SURF and then all the Gestrans-managed CITs (Roussillon, Richelain, Ste-Julie and CRC)

As for service provided, hands down the best is SURF.

On CITCRC "new" website there is a section called "Info-Express" where they put important informations about service disruptions. It's really useful during winter when it's snowing as they say how much minutes the buses going to Montreal and Longueuil are behind schedule. The only thing missing is SMS or Twitter updates just like STM or STL.

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Does anyone know when this service started up?

I believe it was in 2007 when SURF rerouted the 80 to only run along ch. d'Oka in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac. The municipality of SJDL took responsibility for local travel and for bringing people to the 80.

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Service changes for SURF, effective August 23, 2010:

The details have been posted to SURF's website (incorrectly dated at December 7, 2010):

They mention a new Route 96 but don't give any details about it.

Alex

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According to this (scroll to the last page), SURF is studying for the feasibility of a new route between St-Jerome and Terrebonne, via Ste-Anne-des-Plaines. There will be a public consultation but no detail has been mentioned.

Bonne nouvelle !

La Ville de SADP et le CIT Laurentides travaillent actuellement à l’élaboration d’un axe de transport de Terrebonne vers Saint-Jérôme : coût, faisabilité, trajet projeté, etc. Très bientôt, il y aura une consultation publique à ce sujet à laquelle vous serez conviés. Surveillez le site Internet du CIT et les journaux pour de plus amples informations.

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New SURF schedules are also online: http://www.tec.amt.qc.ca/itec/pa2/circuits/citla_lcirc.htm

No new route 96 listed (probably was just a typo).

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dj.surf.lfs, you seem to have the inside scoop on everything at SURF! :(

Speaking of which, they discussed additional trips during the school year to serve the Riviere-Nord area in St-Eustache. Any details? Are they integrating the school buses for high school kids for that area into the regular network or is it something else?

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