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Like everyone, we follow with interest as the premier announces new measures to limit the propagation of the COVID-19 and its variants. The 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew triggers numerous questions on how public transit in Laval would be affected.
Here are the 4 things you need to know.
1. No changes to service until further notice
Public transit is deemed an essential service. As a result, regular bus service and shared taxi service will remain operational network-wide, and this includes evening service, so essential workers may continue to rely on their transportation.
We will assess the situation on an ongoing basis, as we have been since the outset of the pandemic.
As for our paratransit service, it will be maintained as per the measures already in place due to the pandemic. However, only medical or work related travel will be permitted during the curfew period.
2. Curfew: Anyone at a bus stop will be allowed on the bus
If you don’t need to commute, stay at home in accordance with the government curfew, and refrain from using STL bus stops and bus terminals between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Essential workers who rely on our buses to get to and from work need not worry: Our buses will continue to roll in the evening and at dawn, as always, and you will be able to board without any problem.
Neither the STL nor its drivers will be responsible for determining whether or not you are adhering to the curfew as directed by the government. It will be up to the riders to demonstrate they have a legitimate reason to travel during the curfew period. We therefore recommend planning your commutes beforehand whenever possible, and to check our bus times to make sure you will be commuting within the rules. When in doubt, you may contact the Laval police department.
Please note that the metropolitan ticket offices now close at 7:30 p.m. in order to respect the curfew.
3. Same schedules as usual
The new bus times are available on our Schedules and Network section. Select your bus number and a date for the bus times in effect on that day. You can also map an itinerary by using our Trip Planner.
4. Masks are still mandatory for the entire bus ride
Now is not the time to let up. On the contrary, the rules must be followed more than ever! You must wear a mask, and make sure it covers your nose and mouth, at all times during your bus ride and also while using the bus platforms and terminals.
This same requirement applies while using our shared taxi or paratransit service.
Help us protect you and your fellow passengers, by following all of the rules listed here.
Let’s stop this wave for good! Together, we move forward.
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