New service in the CIT Roussillon - Transdev Limocar invests more than $6 million in passenger transportation in the CIT Roussillon region



    MONTREAL, July 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Transdev Limocar, the new carrier for
the CIT Roussillon region, which includes the towns of Delson, Saint-Constant
and Sainte-Catherine, today introduced a new completely revised, improved
public transit service. Transdev Limocar is proud to have been able to
collaborate in a complete overhaul of the CIT Roussillon transit system. It
has invested time and effort, as well as $6 million for the purchase of new
vehicles. This investment ensures the company can both better serve the
population of these three municipalities travelling to and from Montréal and
Brossard and improve the quality of the services it provides to its customers.
The fact that Transdev Limocar was chosen as the carrier for CIT Roussillon
was welcomed by the company, which strongly believes in developing public
transit in the region. The renewal of the regular service fleet with fully air
conditioned buses will also help improve service quality.
    "We are proud to be able to serve the population of Roussillon again, and
to have worked with the CIT Roussillon and its partners in the region to
improve the system," remarks Transdev Canada Inc. Managing Director Paul Wren.
"We make a point of providing users a quality service at all times. Combining
Transdev's international expertise and Limocar's knowledge, this new contract
with CIT Roussillon represents the first field application of our joint
development efforts in Québec."
    The service contract between Transdev Limocar and CIT Roussillon is for
10 years for service between the towns of Delson, Sainte-Catherine and
Saint-Constant to Montréal and Brossard. The contract goes into effect today,
and terminates on July 15, 2018.

    About Transdev Limocar

    Transdev Limocar operates 320 vehicles with the capacity to transport
four million passengers a year, and has 435 employees. It provides public
transport service to over 40 municipalities through contracts with the CIT de
la Vallee du Richelieu and CIT Laurentides. It operates the
Montréal-Sherbrooke intercity route providing daily bus service to about
15 municipalities in the Eastern Townships region. Transdev Limocar has been
engaged in the transportation of school children for close to 25 years. It
operates about 130 routes, throughout Québec, and it is one of the leading
school bus transporters in southwestern Montréal and the Sherbrooke areas. For
information, Transdev, one of Europe's largest public transportation
operators, completed the acquisition of Québec-based Limocar 1 year ago in
July 2007

    TRANSDEV worldwide

    TRANSDEV, a subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts, is one of Europe's largest
public transportation operators. With 12 tram networks (Grenoble, Madrid,
Melbourne, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nottingham, Orléans, Strasbourg,
Tenerife, Valenciennes, Utrecht), 2 in the planning stage (Edinburgh, Reims),
and 2 subway systems in operation (Porto, Genoa), TRANSDEV is a world leader
in the market. TRANSDEV is present in Germany, Australia, Canada, Spain,
France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Portugal. The Group manages
a fleet of over 20,000 vehicles, including 15,000 buses and coaches, 90 subway
cars, 30 rail vehicles, 40 river shuttles and 4,000 vehicles for demand
responsive transport. It has 41,000 employees and in 2007, the consolidated
turnover reached (euro)1.4 billion.




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For further information: Amély Tremblay, Morin Public Relations, (514)
289-8688, extension 226, Cellular: (514) 774-8522, amely@morinrp.com; Source:
TRANSDEV Limocar

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