Installation of New Screens and Real-time Nomade Information Terminals
RTC is continuing to install new real-time Nomade screens and information terminals in public spaces throughout the network. These tools keep customers informed in real time of bus departure times and network disruptions.
- 25 new static screens in bus shelters by December 2018
- 20 new information terminals at busy stops by December 2018
- 10 new touch screens in public spaces by December 2018
Static and touch screens are being installed as part of the partnership signed in 2015 with Astral Out-of-Home, a division of Bell Media.
- Expected delivery: winter 2019Progress state: in progress
Installation of the New Line of Bus Shelters
In 2015, RTC began modernizing its bus shelters to bring the design up-to-date and make them brighter, more comfortable, and more accessible, and also accommodate real-time Nomade information terminals.
To date, 162 next-generation bus shelters have been installed. In the coming years, more shelters will be gradually installed throughout the network starting with Métrobus routes, including some 30 planned by the end of 2019.
- Expected delivery: TBDProgress state: in progress
Introduction of Métrobus 804 and 807 – Phase Two
The first phase to implement Métrobus 804 and 807 was completed in 2016 with the introduction of articulated buses. The next phase will include infrastructure improvements (relocation of stops, addition of bus shelters, etc.) and preferential measures to improve the speed and reliability of routes.
- Expected delivery: winter 2020Progress state: in progress
Integration of Midibus Hybrids
By the end of 2019, RTC will receive 64 hybrid, air-conditioned midibuses as part of its fleet renewal. These buses will provide customers with a more comfortable ride and be more energy efficient. The midibuses will serve central Quebec City.
- Expected delivery: 2019Progress state: in progress
RTC plans to introduce double-decker buses on certain eXpress routes by 2022. These buses will provide a more comfortable trip for customers by offering more seating.
Depending on configuration, a double-decker bus can have around 80 seats.
- Expected delivery: 2022Progress state: analysis in progress
Payment by Phone
The mobile payment pilot project will offer a high quality, modern service to meet the growing needs of customers desiring payment options that use new technologies.
Customers will be able to use their phone to pay for bus tickets with the RTC real-time Nomade application and validate them directly from their mobile device.
- Expected delivery: 2020Progress state: in progress
A Single Touchpoint
To facilitate the implementation of integrated mobility, RTC would like to create a single touchpoint—a simple and efficient tool for customers that displays all modes of public, private, and shared transportation in the region.
The objective of this single touchpoint is to make it as easy as possible to choose services based on individual preferences. Customers will be able to select the type of transportation that suits their needs, plan a trip, pay for it, and validate their ticket or pass.
- Expected delivery: 2022-2026Progress state: analysis in progress