Saturday, March 14, 2009

The little CIT that might.....

Transportation around Montreal is much more than the big three plus commuter trains. A smaller network of suburban transit buses known as CITs operates as far as Valleyfield, St-Jerome, Sorel, Saint-Hyacinthe, and Huntingdon. Service frequencies range from the extremely frequent 15 minute service to St-Jerome to the scarce departures towards Huntingdon (up to 8 buses per day).

According to an article in Saturday's Le Soleil de Chateauguay, CIT Haut-Saint-Laurent, the smallest commuter bus service in the greater Montreal area, is surveying its citizens on a possible improved schedule. Their current schedule hasn't been modified since 2006 when departures were removed from the weekend schedule (there used to be a midnight departure fron Angrignon on Saturdays). The PDF version of the newspaper has some of the questions asked:

- What can CITHSL do to increase ridership?

- Increased comfort onboard?
- Service into downtown..... Chateauguay?!?
- Regular service towards Valleyfield?
- Evening service Monday to Friday?
- More weekend departures?

I say all of the above. Increased comfort? What more do you want? This is the only CIT that uses exclusively coaches for their bus service. No stinky LFSes here!

Residents of Mercier, St-Martine, Howick, Ormstown and Huntingdon received the survey in the PubliSac this week. Hopefully, better service is in the works...


  1. Ooooooooooooooo Where do I sign up, lol?!

  2. Interesting!