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  • Kate 19:52 on 2019-12-07 Permalink | Reply  

    The SPVM, which has had to show it’s doing something about the recent surge in gunshots around town, says it wants the public’s help so we don’t go the way of Toronto with gun violence – although this city isn’t yet offering to buy guns as Toronto did. Info in the La Presse piece about ways to talk to the police on the QT.

    • Kate 09:51 on 2019-12-07 Permalink | Reply  

      With the Mount Royal tunnel closing after the holidays, STM is going to rent 50 large coach-style buses to ferry passengers to and fro. Details haven’t been worked out, but shouldn’t the REM organization be paying for this, rather than the STM?

      The article also expands on why the STM has so many buses down for maintenance that it can’t meet existing schedules, and how it should be able to resolve that problem over the next year. Can’t come soon enough, as anyone would say who’s shivering on a street corner right now.

      • Filp 11:49 on 2019-12-07 Permalink

        Out of pure curiosity, the stm is providing the total number of busses in service at this link! It’s updated daily


        It has improved, but it’s going to be a slow process to get back to the 1425 busses necessary. Some days the number drops too. As for “the metro is always down” crowd, yesterday was the first time in literally half a year that I was stuck on a non moving train for 10 something minutes. So as a three or four times daily rider I can confirm that the metro is more reliable than people realize. Maybe I am just subconsciously avoiding peak hours though

      • Ant6n 12:42 on 2019-12-07 Permalink

        The REM should have no shut downs “except maybe a weekend or two”. If we had properly functioning red tape, the claims like that made at the BAPE would’ve made it into a planning contract that would’ve been binding. Technically it wouldve likely been possible to maintain service, but doing a shutdown and offloading the costs to the province represents a way to off load costs while maintaining the fiction that ure within budget.

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