23 Jan EXO proposes a new bus network to the residents of La Presqu’île
Montréal, January 23, 2023 – From January 24 to February 24, 2023, exo invites residents of the La Presqu’île sector to participate in the second phase of public consultations as part of the redesign of the bus network in their sector. The purpose of these consultations is to validate that the proposed network meets the needs expressed by the population and to identify possible improvements.
Citizens can now consult the documentation available on the exo consultation platform at consultations.exo.quebec. They are also invited to participate in the virtual information session to be held on January 24, during which the proposed bus network will be presented.
In addition, citizens can fill out an online questionnaire to share their opinions and comments about the proposed new bus system with Exo at consultations.exo.quebec.
Exo will also hold two face-to-face consultation sessions where citizens will be invited to share their ideas for improvements through participatory workshops:
1. Tuesday, February 7, 7 p.m. at the André-Chagnon Multisport Center in Vaudreuil-Dorion
2. Saturday, February 11, 1:30 p.m. at the Centre Multisports André-Chagnon in Vaudreuil-Dorion
A second phase of public consultations
This second phase of consultations follows a first series of public meetings held in the fall of 2021 with stakeholders and citizens who expressed their expectations and needs for the redesign. Exo’s experts used the emerging directions to develop the preliminary network that will be presented to citizens on January 24.
“The redesign of the bus network is intended to better meet the needs of our customers by optimizing their trips, improving local service and providing better connections with other metropolitan public transit modes. Since the network is built for the benefit of citizens, it is a priority for exo to consult them to obtain their opinions and proposals,” says Sylvain Yelle, general manager of exo.
The network redesign program
The bus network redesign program is being carried out progressively by sector and, in the end, all of exo’s 13 sectors will be reconfigured. The consultation process for the Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan, Le Richelain and Roussillon sectors was concluded in the winter of 2020. The new network will be implemented as soon as the southern branch of the REM goes into service, scheduled for the spring of 2023.
Exo is prioritizing the redesign of the La Presqu’île sector bus network to coincide with the opening of the REM’s Anse-à-l’Orme route, scheduled for late 2024. From then on, the bus network will serve this important public transit project.
Since June 1, 2017, exo has been operating the public bus and paratransit services in the northern and southern crowns, as well as the train network in the Montreal metropolitan area. Its network includes 5 train lines, 216 bus lines and 89 taxibus lines.