Chair of the UITP Bus Committee, Executive Director Bus
Operations, Société de Transport de Montréal
Montreal, CanadaRenée Amilcar, eng. mba - Executive Director, Bus Services, Société de transport de MontréalrnRenée Amilcar heads the STM’s Bus Services executive branch. She is in charge of over 5,000 employees who deliver services, maintain a fleet of 1,800 buses, and provide paratransit services. Visionary and pragmatic, she is also working to develop the STM’s future bus network strategy in order to respond to sustainable mobility challenges. She is the first woman to chair the International Association of Public Transport’s Bus Committee and also sits on its Policy Board. In 2018, she received the Leadership Femme d’exception award at the prestigious Mercuriades competition held by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec.
Five solutions for bringing on 300 additional STM buses
The STM's experts assessed the capacities of existing bus garages, reviewed renovation and construction projects and analyzed multiple scenarios in order to develop a strategy to respond to the accelerated growth of the bus fleet. Their work resulted in a strategy based on five solutions that can be deployed over the short term. The solutions include moving up new construction projects and the renovation of existing facilities. Investments of $800M will be used to make these solutions a reality. The STM also plans to integrate technology for the electric buses that it will acquire exclusively from 2025, as well as the sustainable development criteria that many of the STM’s facilities are known for. The STM will thereby leverage its expertise to meet the challenge of this promising project that will improve mobility in Montréal.