Good morning, everyone. Thank you for this opportunity to speak to you. It is very much appreciated.
Allow me to begin with a brief presentation by the Société de transport de Montréal, the STM.
The STM is the 14th largest business in Quebec. It has more than 9,000 employees and an annual budget of over $1.6 billion. It is quite an elaborate public transit network with 4 metro lines, 68 stations, 759 metro cars, 209 bus routes and more than 1,700 buses. There are 1.2 million passenger trips per day. The STM is thus a major carrier not only in Quebec, but in Canada as well.