Transport adapté et collectif des Laurentides

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Transport adapté et collectif des Laurentides (TaCL)
TaCL logo
TaCL logo
Founded 2011 (merger from Transport collectif intermunicipal des Laurentides and Transport adapté des Laurentides)
Slogan D'ici à partout! (From here to everywhere!)
Head office 102-16, rue St-Paul Est, Ste-Agathe-des-Monts (Québec)
Fleet size 4 (est.)
Number of routes 2
Annual ridership (approx.) 15,000 (2004)[1]
95,000 (2012)[2]

Transport adapté et collectif des Laurentides (abbreviated as TaCL, currently branded as L'Inter des Laurentides and formerly known as Transport collectif intermunicipal des Laurentides) is a transit agency that operates in the Laurentides region, Québec. TaCL is operated under contract by Groupe Galland.

In addition to the scheduled bus service along highway 117 between Rivière-Rouge and Saint-Jérôme train station, TaCL offers several taxibus services to smaller municipalities away from the 117. Buses are equipped with bike racks in summer since 2015[3] and ski racks in winter. TaCL is to be differentiated from Transport en commun de Mont-Tremblant and Conseil intermunicipal de transport des Laurentides services.

History

Transport collectif intermunicipal des Laurentides was funded in 2004 by a consortium that included the MRC des Laurentides and MRC des Pays-d'en-Haut.[4] TaCL is a non-profit organisation resulting from the merger of Transport collectif intermunicipal des Laurentides and Transport adapté des Laurentides. The municipal authorities transferred the handling of regional transit to the NPO in 2011.

Autobus La Québécoise took over from previous operator Groupe Galland in January 2013 after successfully submitting the lowest bid.

The buses were not bike-friendly until 2015, but the service was adapted towards recreation over time.[5][6]

In 2016, the system was rebranded as L'inter des Laurentides. The new identity included a new livery and bus stop design incorporating the colours of orange, grey, and white.

Groupe Galland once again was contracted to operate the service, beginning in 2018.

Routes

Bus

Former

  • L'Inter zone ouest : Saint-Sauveur/Mont-Tremblant (2015-2017)
    • Serving Saint-Sauveur, Morin-Heights, Wentworth-Nord, Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, Lac-des-Seize-Îles, Montcalm (Township), Arundel, Huberdeau and Mont-Tremblant.

Taxibus

  • Amherst/Mont-Tremblant
  • Lac-Supérieur/Saint-Faustin―Lac-Carré
    • Connection possible with L'Inter zone centre route.
  • La Minerve/Labelle
    • Connection possible with L'Inter zone nord route.
  • Lac-des-Seize-Îles/Saint-Sauveur via Wentworth-Nord and Saint-Adolphe
    • Connection possible with L'Inter zone centre route.
  • Montcalm/Mont-Tremblant via Arundel and Huberdeau
  • Saint-Lucie-des-Laurentides/Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts
    • Connection possible with L'Inter zone centre route;
    • Connection possible with MRC Matawinie services.
  • Val-David
    • Connection possible with L'Inter zone centre route.
  • Val-des-Lacs/Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts
    • Connection possible with L'Inter zone centre route;
    • Connection possible with MRC Matawinie services.
  • Val-Morin
    • Connection possible with L'Inter zone centre route
  • Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard/Saint-Sauveur
    • Connection possible with L'Inter zone centre route.
  • Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard/Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts
    • Connection possible with L'Inter zone centre route;
    • Connection possible with MRC Matawinie services.
  • Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs/Saint-Sauveur
    • Connection possible with L'Inter zone centre route.
  • Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson/Sainte-Adèle
    • Connection possible with L'Inter zone centre route
  • Wentworth-Nord/Saint-Sauveur
    • Connection possible with L'Inter zone centre route.

Fleet roster

Active

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1163 2016 Chevrolet
Girardin
4500
G5
7170-7174 L'Inter des Laurentides 7174-a.jpg 2017 Nova Bus LFS Suburban Cummins L9
  • Operates on all routes.[7]

Former

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1405-1408 2013 Thomas HDX Cummins ISB6.7 Allison B300R
IC Bus
Champion
AC Series
Defender
Blue Bird Micro Bird
182 IC Bus HC Series
IC Bus RE Series

References

  1. Transport adapté et collectif des Laurentides. Informations TaCL, http://www.transportlaurentides.ca/memo-et-avis/informations-tacl/, page retreived August 11th, 2014.
  2. Transport adapté et collectif des Laurentides. Informations TaCL, op. cit..
  3. Transport adapté et collectif des Laurentides. Informations TaCL, http://www.transportlaurentides.ca/2015/08/17/a-vos-velos/, page retrieved July 10th 2017.
  4. Transport adapté et collectif des Laurentides. Informations TaCL, op. cit..
  5. Admin TaCL. Avis concernant les vélos à bord des autobus de TACL, http://www.transportlaurentides.ca/2014/07/09/avis-velos-a-bord-des-autobus/, page retreived August 11th, 2014.
  6. Transport adapté et collectif des Laurentides. Informations TaCL, http://www.transportlaurentides.ca/2015/08/17/a-vos-velos/, page retrieved July 10th 2017.
  7. Transport adapté et collectif des Laurentides. L'Inter améliore son offre de service, page retrieved July 11th 2017.

External links

TCIL Homepage