Regional transportation provider celebrates new location
Ridership significantly up
Administrations for CIT La Presqu’île and Transport Soleil celebrated the opening last week of a building that will group the two regional transportation providers under the same roof for the first time.
The grand opening of the office, located at 4, rue Saint-michel in VaudreuilDorion, was attended by dignitaries including Vaudreuil MNA Yvon Marcoux, Vaudreuil-dorion mayor and CIT La Presqu’île governing board president Guy Pilon, and CIT La Presqu’île employees, who expressed delight with the spacious, well-lit and pleasantly decorated building.
CIT La Presqu’île administrators say ridership has increased “by leaps and bounds” since public transportation services were offered six years ago.
The service commutes passengers across the region and to places like John Abbott College in Sainte-anne-de-bellevue via a mini bus network running in seven MRC de Vaudreuil-soulanges towns including: Vaudreuil-dorion, Hudson, Pincourt, L’îlePerrot, Notre-dame-de-l’île-perrot, Rigaud and Saint-lazare.
Public transportation was offered to 22,087 Vaudreuil-soulanges residents when it debuted in 2005. In 2011, the number jumped to 97,726 residents having access to public transportation, while CIT La Presqu’île says it provided 407,000 total rides in 2011.
Riders can buy single use tickets, a book of tickets, or monthly passes which also offer access (for a fee) to Montreal Island public transportation.
Meanwhile, offices for Transport Soleil, the transportation arm offering commuting services to passengers with physical and mental disabilities, are also housed at the newregional location.
Transport Soleil serves 16 MRC de Vaudreuil-soulanges towns including: Hudson, Les Cèdres, L’île-perrot, NotreDame-de-l’île-perrot, Pincourt, Rigaud, Saint-lazare, Vaudreuil-dorion, and more.
Transport Soleil offers regular transportation runs with fixed schedules and routs as well as occasional transportation to users needing rides to school, medical appointments, recreational outings, and more.
Users who call in advance can also be driven in adapted vehicles to Montreal and Salaberry-de-valleyfield.
CIT La Presqu’île and Transport Soleil’s new offices are located at 4, rue Saint-michel in Vaudreuil-dorion.
Citlapresqu’île hours are Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri., from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thurs. 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. To reach them, call 450 424-2485 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transport Soleil’s office hours are Mon. to Fri., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To reach Transport Soleil, call 450 424-0744.
CIT La Presqu’île and Transport Soleil celebrated
the grand opening last Friday of their new regional offices, grouped for the first time under