LAVAL, QC, June 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Jean-Jacques Beldié, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Société de transport de Laval (STL), is proud to announce that the STL's regular network will become even more accessible starting June 29. In fact, people in wheelchairs and on electric scooters (3- and 4-wheel) will be able to use the line 39 of the STL's regular network, in addition to the line 60 which is already accessible since November 2011, thanks to buses equipped with an access ramp.
This service is for transit users who can get on and off the bus autonomously, either by themselves or with the assistance of their companion. It doesn't replace paratransit service, which is still available for people who prefer it or whose special needs require it.
"We're more and more attentive to our transit users' needs and demands. We understand their expectations as well as those of our potential riders. We're striving to implement services that are efficient for our transit users all over Laval," pointed out STL Chairman Jean-Jacques Beldié.
For more details, the STL encourages everyone interested in this service to visit the STL's website (at stl.laval.qc.ca), under the Services & fares section, in order to consult the section on accessible stops within the regular network. A pamphlet entitled User Guide is also available. Don't hesitate to request a copy by contacting our Customer Contact Centre at 450 688-6520.
The STL, facts and figures
- The STL makes over 20 million trips annually.
- The STL has launched the STL Synchro system to informs transit users, in real-time, about bus schedules and routes.
- Our fare policy is designed to encourage families to use public transit: an adult paying a regular fare on weekends and holidays may be accompanied by up to five children of 11 years of age or under at no extra charge. This policy also applies to summer day fares from July 1 to Labour Day. Our new $1 fare on smog alert days over the summer is a first in Québec.
- The STL has also teamed up with the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique, Communauto and The Carpooling Network, to promote sustainable transportation in Laval.
- The STL is now posting news and announcing service notices on its Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- The STL offers transit users the opportunity to receive notices about their favourite bus routes and find out what's new at the STL by signing up for My STL.
- The STL has increased its on-time performance to nearly 90% since the introduction of its Vehicle Scheduling Control System in 2009.
- The STL has recently received a number of awards and distinctions including the Grand Prix for excellence in public transit from the AQTR in 2010 ranking it as an outstanding corporation.
- In 2011, the STL received the Communication Grand Public award from the AQTR for its Smog Alert program.
- In May 2012, the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) presented the STL with its Corporate Leadership Award in the Innovation category for its CLIC project: carpooling with electric vehicles.
- In May 2013, the AQTr awarded the STL their Coup de cœur du jury d'honneur award for two projects: Operational support and user information system for paratransit (SAEIV) and CLIC the electric carpooling project launched in conjunction with the AMT.
- In June 2013, the CUTA awarded the STL with two Corporate Leadership Awards: one in the Innovation category for its Operational support and user information system for paratransit (SAEIV) and other in the Marketing and Communications category for the Let's Develop Together contest.
- In May 2012, the STL launched the new STL Sustainable Mobility Solution service. This program is designed for companies and organizations concerned about finding ways to more efficiently manage commuting for their employees.
- In November 2012, the STL signed the International Association of Public Transport's UITP Charter on Sustainable Development.
- In March 2013, the STL became the first public transit corporation in Québec to be certified as a Healthy Enterprise.
SOURCE: Société de transport de Laval
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Director, Communications & Marketing
Société de transport de Laval