Monday, August 17, 2009

Disorganized Bus Detours Leave Passengers Out Of The Loop

An STM bus sits amongst rows of cars in Montreal. Summer construction and festivities on the island have forced the STM to re-route some bus stops. Photograph by: Allen McInnis, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

STM blames last-minute changes for random routing and lack of signage.

Q: I understand that the summer, with all of its associated roadwork and festivals, as well as the construction holiday, must be a difficult time for the Société de transport de Montréal to adapt their bus routes and stops to accommodate everything. But I have experienced nothing but total confusion regarding detours and displaced stops recently.

In Dorval, the 211 bus has been rerouted off of part of Carson Ave. as a result of construction, yet at many times during the day it still runs along that street.

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