Conseil régional de transport de Lanaudière

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Conseil régional de transport de Lanaudière
Conseil régional de transport de Lanaudière logo.jpg
CRT Lanaudière logo
Founded 2002 (from multiple bodies)
Head office 930, rue Saint-Louis, Joliette
Fleet size 16 (2012)[1]
Number of routes 9
Annual ridership (approx.) 218,195 (2011)[2]

The Conseil régional de transport de Lanaudière (CRT Lanaudière) is the transit co-ordinating body in the Lanaudière region of Québec. The regional county municipalities (MRC) of D'Autray, Joliette, L'Assomption, Matawinie, Montcalm, and Les Moulins are linked by a regional service. MRCs have opted out of the regional service to organize and provide local service (including Taxibus service) on their territory.

The majority of the routes are operated under contract by Keolis Canada with a small number operated by Groupe Gaudreault.

CRTL is under the entity called Transport MRC de Joliette (TMRCJ)

History

Prior to CRT Lanaudière the following systems provided service:

  • OMIT de Repentigny (Repentigny);
  • CIT du Joliette-Métropolitain (Joliette, Saint-Charles-Borromée and Notre-Dame-des-Prairies);
  • CIT Le Portage (Joliette, Saint-Paul-de-Joliette, Crabtree, Sainte-Marie-Salomé, Saint-Gérard-Magella, L'Assomption, Le Gardeur and Charlemagne);
  • CIT des Moulins (Mascouche, Lachenaie, La Plaine and Terrebonne);
  • CIT Montcalm (Saint-Donat, Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci, Entrelacs, Chertsey, Rawdon, Sainte-Julienne, Saint-Esprit, Saint-Roch-Ouest, Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Mascouche and Terrebonne)
  • Brandon Transport (Joliette, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Saint-Félix-de-Valois, Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie, Saint-Zénon, Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Saint-Gabriel, Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Saint-Cléophas, Sainte-Élizabeth);
  • Autobus Brissette (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, Berthierville, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier, Lanoraie, Lavaltrie, Saint-Sulpice, Montréal).

The municipalities of Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, Chertsey, Entrelacs, Rawdon, Saint-Paul-de-Joliette, Saint-Gérard-Magella, L'Assomption, Le Gardeur, Charlemagne, Berthierville, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier, Saint-Antoine-de-Lavaltrie, Lavaltrie, Lanoraie, and Les Moulins and Montcalm MRCs had formed their own CITs when legislation came in effect in 1984, taking over previous Société de transport de Laval and Metropolitan Provincial services. The municipality of Repentigny had formed its own local transit service in 1989, taking over previous Société de transport de la communauté urbaine de Montréal services.

A group of studies from the ministère des Transports du Québec in December 1999 examined local and interurban transit in the Lanaudière region for an eventual revision. The report the group produced supported a pan-regional transit system. The CRT Lanaudière was thus formed in 2002 with board representatives from the six regional county municipalities, federating the previous CITs and some highway coach services.[3] Over time, multiple MRCs repatriated local and supra-local transit powers; L'Assomption, Les Moulins and Joliette formed local transit authorities concurrently with the creation of CRT Lanaudière, whereas Montcalm, D'Autray and Matawinie formed theirs respectively in 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Services operated by Keolis were operated by Groupe Gaudreault subsidiary Lanau Bus prior to September 2009. Groupe Orléans, now Keolis Canada, acquired some assets of Group Gaudreault which included Lanau Bus's urban transportation division.[4] Keolis Canada operates routes 35, 50 and 125, whereas Groupe Gaudreault operates routes 32, 34 and 131-138. Previous operators also include Brandon Transport, Autobus Brissette et frères and La Berlinoise (now divisions of Groupe Gaudreault).

Routes

Map of the interurban bus routes of Lanaudière.

Bus routes

  • 32 - Saint-Michel-des-Saints/Joliette
  • 34 - Rawdon/Joliette
  • 35 - Saint-Lin―Laurentides/Saint-Jérôme
  • 50 - Joliette/Montréal via Terminus Repentigny
  • 125 - Saint-Donat or Chertsey/Montréal
  • 131-138 - Berthierville/Joliette via Lavaltrie

Cancelled routes

  • 5 - Joliette/Montréal (2002-2006)
  • 30 - Express Terrebonne/Repentigny (2002-2004)
  • 31 - Saint-Gabriel/Joliette (?-2018)
  • 33 - Saint-Lin―Laurentides/Terrebonne (2004-2006)
  • T34 - Sainte-Mélanie/Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare
  • 37 - Saint-Lin―Laurentides/Terrebonne (?-2017)
  • 45 - Repentigny/Joliette (2006-2012)
  • T46 - Pont-Beaudoin/Joliette via Saint-Paul-de-Joliette (?-2018)
  • 55 - Joliette/Montréal (2006-2012)
  • 138 - Berthierville/Montréal (2002-2006)
  • 158 - Joliette/Berthierville (2004-2006)

Facilities

Terminus Joliette

  • Location: 942, rue Saint-Louis, Joliette, QC (entrance on rue Saint-Pierre N.)
  • Connections
    • CRT Lanaudière: 32, 34, 50, 131-138
    • CTJM: 2
    • MRC Montcalm: Circuit collectif intégré
  • Parking available
  • 5 bike racks
  • Waiting room and shelter
  • Ticket booth

Terminus Repentigny

  • Location: 475, rue Leclerc, Repentigny, QC
  • Connections
  • 291 parking places
  • 15 bike racks
  • Heated shelters

Terminus Terrebonne

  • Location: 5000, côte Terrebonne, Terrebonne, QC
  • Connections
    • CRT Lanaudière: 125
    • MRC Les Moulins: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 11C, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 19G, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 25B, 27, 30, 30G, 41, 45, 48
    • Orléans Express: Montréal―Trois-Rivières―Québec
  • 1265 parking places
  • 62 bike racks
  • Waiting room and heated shelters
  • Ticket booth

Lavaltrie Park-and-Ride

  • Location: Parc Saint-Antoine, Chemin de Lavaltrie, Lavaltrie, QC
  • Connections
    • CRT Lanaudière: 50, 131-138
    • MRC D'Autray: Taxibus Lavaltrie
  • 60 parking places
  • Shelters

Saint-Lin―Laurentides Park-and-Ride

  • Location: 510, rue Saint-Isidore, Saint-Lin―Laurentides, QC
  • Connections
    • CRT Lanaudière: 35
    • MRC Montcalm: Circuit collectif intégré, Taxibus

Fleet roster

This is a list of buses operating between the MRCs of D'Autray, Joliette, L'Assomption, Les Moulins, Matawinie, and Montcalm.

Groupe Gaudreault

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
76821-76822 2007 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2

Lanau Bus/Groupe Orléans/Keolis Canada

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
27120 2002 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
29044-29046 2004 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
29047 2005 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
29048 2007 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
29075-29077 2004 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Transferred from Orléans Express.
29401-29407 2007 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2
29515-29517 2003 MCI J4500 Transferred from Murray Hill.
29518 2005 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Transferred from Acadian Lines.
29519-29524, 29529-29530 Conseil régional de transport de Lanaudière 29519-a.jpg 2012 MCI J4500 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
Prevost LeMirage XL-II Ex-Brandon, ex-Autobus Brissette.
Prevost H3-41 Ex-Autobus Brissette, ex-Brandon.
New Flyer MiDi Used on route 35.

References and Notes

  1. Jean-Luc Labrecque [pres.]. Profil des organismes membres, Association québécoise du transport intermunicipal et municipal (aqtim), Montreal, 2012, 26 pages. [pdf]
  2. Jean-Luc Labrecque [pres.], op. cit.
  3. CRTL - Historique. retrieved on 26 August 2012.
  4. Groupe Orléans Express - Groupe Gaudreault, transaction confirmed (Press release). Groupe Orleans. 04 September 2009. Retrieved on 01 August 2010.