Auto-mobile service added to transportation options available at the Gare d’autocars de Montréal

Montreal, October 11, 2017- Today opens a new drop-off point at the Gare d’autocars de Montréal for Auto-mobile, Communauto’s  free floating service.

Carsharing offer is now added to the taxi, the metro and the intercity buses already present in this place. The offer now includes an array of mobility options to encourage and optimize alternative travel to the solo auto. The site can accommodate up to six cars, exclusive to carsharing service. They will be accessible 24 hours a day at the entrance to 550 Ontario Street East.

A passenger on his way to Montreal, comfortably seated in an intercity bus will be able to block an Auto-mobile through Communauto’s web application 30 minutes before his arrival to the station and a few steps from the terminal, take possession of a vehicle. Conversely, it will be possible for him to leave his Auto-mobile to catch his intercity bus. Carsharing subscribers in the cities served by Communauto will thus be able to take advantage of this new service when they are travelling to Montreal.

“The offer of carsharing, like the taxi, completes the missing link for our passengers in transit. They want to be able to take advantage of a transport option to make the last few kilometers, which are often more difficult to serve with traditional modes even more when it comes to a destination outside peak hours. With this addition, we are making life easier for those who choose sustainable mobility on a daily basis, “says Director and Chief Operating Officer Ghislain Doré.

This drop-off point is a good step towards multimodality taken from the Gare d’autocars de Montréal. The addition of car sharing makes it unique in Quebec,” says Marco Viviani, Vice-President, Strategic Development for Communauto. The Gare d’autocars de Montreal offers destinations in the eight cities covered by carsharing services, this station will facilitate the travel of our users,” he concludes.

The intermodality offered at the Gare d’autocars de Montréal reinforces the existing transport offer in this busy sector with traffic estimated at more than 2.5 million passengers, a high proportion of which are in transit for reasons of work or study. By combining all these modes in one place, users arrive in the Montréal metropolitan area and have a smooth, efficient service while participating in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

As a major intercity center, the Gare d’autocars de Montréal is also an important service center with more than 371 dwellings, the Quartier Latin medical clinic, a pharmacy, a convenience store, a restaurant and a coach service.

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Brigitte Geoffroy

Communauto, PR Advisor

1 514 499-2956

bgeoffroy@communauto.ca | www.communauto.ca

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