The STM has been on a roll lately:
The STM receives an International MetroRail Award
Montréal, March 16, 2011 – At the annual international MetroRail conference organized by Terrapinn and held this week in Milan, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) had the honour of receiving the Special Merit Award for Commitment to the Environment for the second consecutive year. The STM was nominated along with Calgary Transit, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan, Seoul Metro, SMRT and Warsaw Metro. MetroRail brings together close to 300 delegates from some fifty metro operators around the world.
“The Special Merit Award for Commitment to the Environment underlines our commitment to sustainable development. The STM adopted a sustainable development policy in 2010 to facilitate the integration of this approach into its way of doing things. Furthermore, it successfully implemented its brand positioning, Society in Motion, by showing that taking public transit is a positive move for the environment,” declared Mr. Yves Devin, Director-General of the STM. “I am therefore very proud of this recognition by our peers, especially as it comes on top of the some twenty awards that we received last year!”
In September 2010, the STM signed the Charter on Sustainable Development launched by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). This recognition supports the company’s sustainable development efforts and underlines its willingness to commit to implementing the Charter’s principles.
Finally, the Société also stands out for having published a sustainable development report detailing its principal achievements: http://stm.info/English/en-bref/a-rdd2009.pdf
STM wins American Public Transportation Association award
as Outstanding Public Transportation System in North America
Montréal, October 5, 2010 – As part of the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), held in San Antonio, Texas, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) received an award as Outstanding Public Transportation System in North America, for the excellent results it achieved between 2007 and 2009 in terms of effectiveness and efficiency.
The STM registered 382.8 million linked rides in 2009, some 19.5 million more than in 2006, a 5.4% growth rate. Its paratransit service for the disabled provided more than 2.4 million rides in 2009, a 16% increase over 2006. The overall satisfaction level of transit users also rose from 84% in 2006 to 86% in 2009. To achieve such results, the STM undertook a number of initiatives and increased its offer of service by 18.5% over 2006 levels.
The STM’s environmental efforts are rewarded by the international public transit industry
Montréal, March 30, 2010 – As part of the MetroRail international conference organized byTerrapinn in London last week, the STM received the Special Merit Award for Commitment to the Environment. This prestigious award recognizes, on the one hand, the STM’s leadership in the area of sustainable development and, on the other hand, the strategy that it has implemented to position public transit as a smart environmental choice for the population. Indeed, by using buses and the métro, clients are taking a green action and contributing directly to the reduction of GHGs.
This award confirms the effectiveness of the marketing communications program developed to promote services and to encourage the population to use them more often. By featuring messages such as “Un bus = 50 autos de moins sur la route”, “Un métro = 715 autos” and “Avec 350 nouveaux bus, c’est plus facile d’être vert”, the STM demonstrated vitality and innovation. Joining forces with partners such as Communauto, Bixi, Vélo-Québec and participating in various trip-generating events has created a real movement in favour of public transit.
The STM distinguished itself among 70 metro networks operating in 40 different countries. It was nominated along with Calgary Transit, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Seoul Metro, SMRT (Singapore) and the Warsaw metro.
The Montréal métro is the most productive in the world
Montréal, November 25, 2009 – With the release of the annual results of benchmarking studies among 27 metros around the world, carried out by the Imperial College London for the year 2008, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has learned that the performance of its métro network continues to improve year after year.
In fact, according to Mr. Richard J. Anderson, Director of the Railway and Transport Strategy Centre at the Imperial College London, “The STM distinguishes itself from its peers in several ways despite the fact that its métro cars are among the oldest in the world. On the one hand, the STM is ranked first in the area of workforce productivity, which is the highest in terms of train car-kilometres, and this at very low operating costs. Its rolling stock continues to display a high level of reliability, thus enabling the STM to deliver quality service to its clientele. The Montréal métro is also considered to have one of the smallest carbon footprints in the world. On the other hand, it must continue its efforts to develop new real-time customer information tools, expand its commercial revenues and increase employee training.”