Re­gio­nal tran­spor­ta­tion pro­vi­der celebrates new lo­ca­tion

Ri­der­ship si­gni­fi­cant­ly up

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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: in­fo@cit­la­pres­quile.qc.ca.

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.

PHO­TO KRIS­TI­NA ED­SON

CIT La Pres­qu’île and Trans­port So­leil ce­le­bra­ted

the grand ope­ning last Fri­day of their new re­gio­nal of­fices, grou­ped for the first time un­der

one roof.

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