Canada-Russia exchange of ideas in the transportation field

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Canadian delegation participated in the first transportation summit in the Russian capital

Philippe Schnobb, Chairman of Société de transport de Montréal (STM), took part in Leaders in Urban Transportation Summit in Moscow, April 18-19, 2019.

As reported by TVC, his official speech at the Summit was devoted to Montreal’s plans for public transport development, a bike rental program and carsharing. However, in his short interview with the Russian TV channel, the STM leader appraised Moscow Subway services, in particular, the free wi-fi and USB ports allowing to access the Internet and to charge mobile devices right in cars while travelling. This practice reveals a client-oriented approach to the city transportation system. He also noted short waiting periods between trains – 90 seconds; in comparison, Montreal’s train intervals are two – two and a half minutes.

Leaders in Urban Transportation Summit was organized by the Moscow City Government in cooperation with the International Association of Public Transport to share positive experiences in finding solutions for global challenges in the transportation field. In their press release, the organizers specifically mentioned delegations from New York, Montreal, Berlin, Madrid, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Chengdu and Seoul among other participants. From the Russian side, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin presented his strategy of transportation development implemented in the city under the rule of his administration.

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