Association québécoise du transport intermunicipal et municipal
The Association québécoise du transport intermunicipal et municipal (AQTIM) is composed of suburban transit authorities mainly responsible for transportation between Montreal, Quebec and its outer metropolitan area.
Previous to 1984, transit services now provided by the AQTIM agencies 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 allow suburban municipalities the ability to plan and schedule their own transit services.
The Intermunicipal Transit Councils Act was adopted in December 1983 and allowed suburban municipalities to form a Conseil intermunicipal de transport (CIT). In addition to providing service into Montreal, some municipalities provided local service. These were known as an Organisme municipal et intermunicipal de transport (OMIT). Each CIT and OMIT would then contract out their actual operations to private bus companies. The AQTIM was formed in 1992 by the then 17 CITs.
Today, there are 12 different suburban transit authorities that provide service around the Greater Montreal 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.
- CIT Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan
- CIT Vallée du Richelieu
- CIT Sorel-Varennes
- CIT des Laurentides
- CIT Haut-Saint-Laurent
- CIT du Sud-Ouest
- CIT La Presqu'Île
- CIT Le Richelain
- CIT Roussillon
- CRT Lanaudière (includes CTJM, RTCR and Urbis)
- 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 du Chemin-du-Roy
- CIT de Deux-Montagnes
- CIT du Joliette Métropolitain
- CIT Le Portage
- CIT Montcalm
- CIT des Moulins
- OMIT Repentigny
- 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.
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