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16 October 2017



Explore Canada's ''Connected City'' with 13 Technical Tours

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With its unique Underground City and tech-driven transportation system, Montréal is an international hub of intelligent mobility.

Experience how this cultural capital integrates European inspiration and cutting-edge innovation through 13 unique technical tours designed to showcase Montréal's efforts to create a state-of-the-art safe and efficient transportation infrastructure.

Tours include the Transports Québec Greater Montréal Traffic Management Centre which monitors traffic on provincial roads across the Province of Quebec; Montréal’s Urban Mobility Management Centre which centrally manages traffic signal prioritisation for the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) buses; and Société de transport de Montréal’s iBus Operations Centre, a state-of-the-art Operations Centre (COP) for its bus network.

Highly recommended is the tour of the Société de transport de Montréal’s Metro Control Centre and Operating Systems, to learn about the integrated management of operational data, while its operating systems manage train schedules, all radio and video data, and public address system for stations as well as data from monitoring escalators and tunnel ventilators.

The Commuter Rail Operations Control Centre tour will give delegates an insight into how ITS is used to improve service information, coordination, and processes, while the tour of the Laval Transit Corporation Bus Preferential Measures will provide a close look at how an ambitious system of preferential measures for buses, including reserved lanes, smart traffic signals, has been deployed.

Access the crash test facilities and experience the track on the tour of PMG’s Motor Vehicle Test and Research Centre which has developed a vast array of test methods to evaluate the performance, efficiency, and autonomy of eco-energetic, electric, and autonomous vehicles.

Also being featured in the Technical Tour programme are visits to the New Champlain Bridge Construction Project, one of North America’s biggest worksites, as well as The Turcot Reconstruction Project, currently the most important road worksite in the Province of Québec.

There are two tours involving the Port of Montréal which, although the second largest port in Canada, is located inland, some 1,600km upstream on the St. Lawrence River.  These focus on the Port of Montréal – Harbour Trucking Management Initiatives and the Port of Montréal – Electronic Navigation Initiatives.

Montréal launched the first bike sharing network in North America in 2009 and currently has more than a quarter-of-a-million unique users. The tour, BIXI Montréal – Welcome to the Epicentre of Bike Sharing, will visit the BIXI Montréal offices, observing how departments are organised along operational lines, repair, customer service, distribution and other key moving parts, and provide a first-hand look at the workings of the system in the field, as well as a test ride.

The final tour in this programme features the A25 Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) System which will allow attendees to understand the life cycle of a trip on the bridge (from detection and identification of the vehicle) up to the transaction and collection process and a visit the facility’s back-office and image review area along with road monitoring and road maintenance facilities.

Check out the Technical Tour programme now, because space is limited and participation is on a first come, first served basis. Tours can be chosen during the online registration process or on site.


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