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Vallée du Richelieu

As of June 1, 2017, this sector of the Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM) corresponds to the territory previously served by the CIT Vallée du Richelieu. Regular transport and paratransit services, transit passes, fares, schedules and other policies will remain the same until further notice.

 

Taxibus

To serve you better, a taxibus service (booked in advance) is available on reservation. You will need to register for the service in order to be permitted to reserve a taxibus at the stop of your choice. The stop you choose is usually the one closest to your point of departure. The taxibus will arrive there at the time specified, provided it is within the schedule. During such commutes, the taxibus may be boarding other passengers who reserved a commute on the same line, so there is no point in waiting at a stop without a reservation. Any rules regarding passenger conduct on a bus also apply to the taxibus service:

  • Line T-30 (Sainte-Julie and McMasterville)
  • Line T-61 (Galeries St-Hyacinthe- Parc Les Salines)
  • Line T-62 (Galeries St-Hyacinthe-Parc industriel)
  • Line T-80 (Beloeil-Parc industriel)
  • Line T-81 (Beloeil-secteur Prévert)

Registration

Register free of charge by reporting to the service centre. When you sign up, you will be given an OPUS card registered to your name. To sign up for lines T-61 and T-62, fill out the form to that effect, which is available either from Saint-Hyacinthe city hall, at 700 av. de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, or online.

Reservations, cancellations or changes

You must reserve your trip through the service centre by 12 (noon) the day before. If these are regular commutes (at the same time and day), you may reserve several trips at once. No service is provided on statutory holidays. On each reservation, please enter the following:

  • Your name
  • Your OPUS card number
  • The date and time you have chosen from the schedule for lines T-30, T-61, T-62, T-80 and T-81

To cancel or change a reservation, contact the  Centre de services at least an hour ahead of time. If you forget or show up late, a five-dollar ($5) penalty will be applied to your next commute. The penalty will have to be paid to the driver. After three unpaid penalties, your OPUS card will be suspended.

Payment methods

View the payment methods available.


Vélo-bus service 

Ride the Vélo-bus with your bike free of charge, to and from the stop of your choice, anywhere on the network! Buses are equipped with a bike rack for up to two regular bikes. Bikes are not allowed inside the buses. First come, first served! No reservations required. You must be aged 16 or over, and be able to load your bike without assistance. This service is available:

  • Between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m from April 1 to 30
  • Between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m from May 1
  • Between 5:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m from July 1 to 31
  • Between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m from August 1 to 31
  • Between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m from September 1 to 30
  • Between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m from October 1 to 31

Download the user guide.


Free park-and-ride

Free park-and-ride lots are available to make your trip easier. View the list of free park-and-ride lots.


Fares

Consult  information  on tickets available, fares and points of sales.

Free for children: Up to 3 children aged 5 and under travel free on our buses when accompanied by an adult with a valid transit pass. Find out more about conditions and useful tips on travelling with children.


Rules for commuters

Disembarking between stops:  You can ask the driver to let you off between stops on any of our bus lines. The service is available after 8:30 p.m. from May 1 to August 31, and after 7:30 p.m. from September 1 to April 30. The driver will stop the bus at the safest point, as close as possible to the desired location.



 

You may be entitled to door-to-door public paratransit. This service is provided by the Régie intermunicipale de la Vallée du Richelieu (RITAVR). You can commute by taxi or paratransit bus, depending on your needs and on the resources available at the time you need the service. View the eligibility criteria and download the registration form

 

Territory served

Transit is available in the following territories:

  • Beloeil
  • McMasterville
  • Mont-Saint-Hilaire
  • Otterburn Park
  • Saint-Basile-le-Grand
  • Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu
  • Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  • Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu
  • Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil

Any travel in one of these municipalities is considered a local commute. However, it is possible to travel to Longueuil and Saint-Hyacinthe on the following predetermined days and times:

  • Longueuil: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday
  • Saint-Hyacinthe: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

View schedules for local and off-territory lines


Reserve, modify or cancel your commute

To register for paratransit services, you will need to fill out a request for admission and forward it to us. Plan on making your travel request a few hours or days ahead of time:

  • By email;
  • By calling  450 446-2727 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Four types of travel for which we provide paratransit services:

  • Regular commuting, i.e. weekly, recurrent commuting at a set time and day, and for a minimum of four weeks: The reservation must be booked at least a week before the first commute. 
  • Occasional commuting, i.e. a single trip on a single day: The reservation must be booked by noon the day before at the latest.
  • Group reservations, i.e. occasional trips for a group of five or more: The reservation must be booked at least 10 days ahead of time via the request form. All participants must be eligible for paratransit services. 
  • Off-territory travel: The reservation must be booked at least 48 hours ahead of time.

Fares

More information on fares and payment methods.




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