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Partenariats, collaborations et liens utiles

As the ATUQ favours synergy and partnerships, it lends its expertise to certain organizations and is considered as a reference. The ATUQ establishes partnerships at the local, provincial and international levels and it is involved in the organization of numerous events.


Quebec government

Gouvernement du Québec

The ATUQ and its member organizations work hand in hand with certain departments, in particular the Quebec Ministry of Transport (French only), the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques , the Department of Finance, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy (MAMROT - French only) and the Department of Energy and Natural Resources. The ATUQ is involved in the consultation process in conjunction with the development of new programs, plans and policies.


The ATUQ also participates, as an independent expert, in certain roundtables and working groups such as the Quebec Road Safety Task Force; the roundtable on active, collective and alternative transportation; the roundtable on the taxi transport industry, and the focus group on safe cycling.

Sustainable mobility observatory

Created in 2008, the Observatoire de la mobilité durable (sustainable mobility observatory) is mandated to examine the transportation and mobility of people and goods from an intermodal perspective, with regard to urban and land use planning choices and practices and in light of sustainable development imperatives. The Observatoire de la mobilité durable is a joint initiative of the ATUQ, the Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ), the City of Montreal and the Institute of Urban planning of the University of Montreal (Institut d’urbanisme de l’Université de Montréal), of which it is a part.
Observatoire de la mobilité durable website (French only)

Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ)

Each year, the ATUQ, in collaboration with the SAAQ, organizes the public transportation Road Safety Week (Semaine de la sécurité routière dans le transport en commun). This event seeks to create awareness among drivers, pedestrians and cyclists as to the importance of engaging in safe behaviour near buses.
Link to the Web page (French only)
SAAQ website

Quebec Association for the Fight Against Air Pollution (AQLPA)

The ATUQ and its member organizations are major partners in the AQLPA’s Clear the air! program. The aim of this program is to contribute to the improvement of air quality and to the fight against climate change, in particular by promoting a modal shift towards sustainable transport. In exchange for their old vehicle, participants receive rewards, among which the most popular consists of 12 consecutive months of free public transit tickets, an initiative which is partly funded by the ATUQ public transportation member organizations.
AQLPA website (French only)

Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ)


In 2007, the ATUQ and the UMQ entered into a partnership agreement aimed essentially at ensuring a mechanism for sharing information and expertise and establishing a concertation procedure, which would allow the two organizations to adopt, whenever possible, common and/or complementary positions with respect to public transit and sustainable development issues.
UMQ website

Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA)

The collaboration between the ATUQ and the CUTA is aimed at ensuring coherence and complementarity within the context of representations to various government authorities. The agreement fosters the pooling of expertise and the sharing of information on issues of common concern, and allows the two associations to combine their efforts in order to promote public transportation in Quebec as well as in Canada. As part of this collaboration, the ATUQ attends the Quebec regional panel meetings. The CUTA-Quebec committee seeks above all to offer an information exchange forum to all public transportation industry partners.
CUTA website

International Association of Public Transit (UITP)

The ATUQ and the nine public transportation organizations are members of the UITP. This association brings together public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. The UITP represents an international network of 3,400 members located in 92 countries who seek worldwide cooperation while sharing their experience and know-how. It should be noted that in 2013, the ATUQ and the UITP renewed their cooperation agreement.
UITP website

Association québécoise des transports (AQTr)

In 2010, the ATUQ and the AQTr signed a collaboration agreement aimed at ensuring the coherence and complementarity of training activities as well as the exchange of knowledge and expertise. This agreement also aims to promote the sharing of information on issues of common interest and to facilitate a concerted effort in favour of public transit and the development of sustainable mobility in Quebec.
AQTr website (French only)


The ATUQ shares certain information with TRANSIT; for example, various data taken from its studies and briefs. TRANSIT’s mission is to foster the development and improvement of public transit services in Quebec, by ensuring the funding required to enable the largest possible number of citizens to benefit from these services.
TRANSIT website (French only)


Transport 2000 QUÉBEC

The ATUQ is also a reference for Transport 2000 QUÉBEC, an association dedicated to representing the interests of public transit users and promoting effective and sustainable transportation systems.
Transport 2000 website (English website under construction)

Other organizations

Given the impact public transportation has on society, from an environmental, economic and social perspective, the ATUQ interacts and shares information with organizations from various sectors. This webpage also represents an opportunity to share with Internet users a list of organizations whose activities the ATUQ wishes to promote.

Public transportation (Québec, Canada and abroad)


Carpooling, car sharing and active transportation



Health and society




Government departments and agencies




University chairs, study and research centres


Transportation sectors (other than public transportation)