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Tour 1: Presentation of the Société de transport de Laval’s system of preferential measures for buses

Tour 1 - LAVAL: presentation of the Société de transport de Laval’s system of preferential measures for buses 

Start: Thursday 18 May 2017 9:00 a.m. in Montréal
End: Thursday 18 May 2017 2:00 p.m. in Montréal Number of participants:        
10 to 40 persons

An opportunity to discover how the system of preferential measures for buses is used to adjust the priority given to a vehicle based on delays and passenger loads. In Laval, 90% of traffic lights are equipped with this system. At the end of this visit, participants will travel by metro from Laval to Montreal.


Description of the visit


Participants will travel to Laval in the first 12-metre electric bus operated in North America. Along the way, we will explore the performance of this vehicle and explain the STL’s determination to boldly push forward with the electrification of its network. Upon arriving at the STL, there will be a presentation onboard one of the buses, of all the equipment installed (GPS, on-board computers, driver-side console, displays for clients, passenger counting systems, etc.).


Next, there will be a visit of the Operations Centre, where all the buses are monitored in real time, in order to track schedule adherence and passenger load.  This will be followed by a presentation consisting of four phases:



Presentation of a pilot project giving priority to buses at traffic lights in 2013-2014;

·         Presentation of a project aimed at equipping 311 buses with systems allowing them to communicate with 227 traffic lights configured to assign priority to buses that are late most of the time;

·         Presentation of the measures, equipment and software put in place in order to ensure monitoring of the system’s performance and of the proper functioning of the equipment.

·         Presentation of the service planning integrated data warehouse.


Since the beginning of 2016, the STL has deployed an ambitious system of preferential measures for buses (reserved lanes, smart traffic lights, etc.). The system is used to give preference to buses that experience greater delays compared to others and to those which have a greater passenger load.


Société de Transport de Laval: http://www.stl.laval.qc.ca/

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Transportation from Montréal to the offices of the Société de transport de Laval (STL).

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Presentation of the STL’s system of preferential measures for buses.

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Tour of the Operations centre with real-time monitoring.

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Presentation of the pilot project giving priority to traffic lights.

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Presentation of the 2016 project (227 traffic lights and more than 300 buses).

11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

Monitoring systems and performance metrics.

11:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

Planning data warehouse – Big data processing

11:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meal at the STL’s site.

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Transportation from the STL’s offices to the Montmorency metro station, situated at the crossroads of several Montreal neighbourhoods.

1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Travel by metro to the Palais des congrès in Montréal.