Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures: the RTC makes its bed
The RTC made the decision to “improve” the public transit service in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures.
M nfortunately for the Bocages sector, this bonus is rather a loss of service compared to the service before the changes. Even at the BTI, it is accepted that residents of the Bocages sector will suffer a decrease in service. All the users? No, because the RTC has chosen its customers to prioritize: students from CEGEPs and universities.
Indeed, the express line 295 that passed through René-Lévesque (you know, the street that has a reserved lane) will be abolished on August 16 to make way for the line 94, which will no longer be an “express” and will take the Sainte-Foy road. Why Sainte-Foy Road? It is to drop students who attend CEGEPs Sainte-Foy and Garneau at the door! Even if Sainte-Foy Road has only one lane between Myrand Avenue and Madeleine-de-Verchères Avenue.
The purpose of an express line is to take passengers who live far from the center and make stops along the way to get the passengers off. The new line 94 will be able to stop at any stop on its way to board a passenger. A passenger just missed the 807 and does not want to wait five minutes before the next? No problem, if a 94 passes at that moment, he can go up.
The withdrawal of the express line and the choice of course openly adopted to favor students (who mostly do not go to school between May and August!) Will easily represent twenty minutes more for a journey that takes already sixty minutes when all is fine The RTC chooses to favor students … he thinks maybe when they enter the job market, they will have the means to buy one (or two or three!)
Car? That’s what I’m about to do and I find that aberrant. ) will easily be twenty minutes longer for a trip that is already taking sixty minutes when all is well. The RTC chooses to favor students … he thinks maybe when they enter the job market, they will have the means to buy one (or two or three!)