La Mauricie Page
The Mauricie region is centred around the St-Maurice River, about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City, and has two cities large enough to support public transit systems. Trois-Rivières is located where the St-Maurice and St. Lawrence rivers meet, and is one of the oldest settlements in Quebec, having been founded in 1634 by Samuel de Champlain. Today, the city is home to 126,000 inhabitants, and is served by the STTR. Shawinigan, population 56,000, is about 30 km north of Trois-Rivières, and is the hometown of former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. Transit service is provided by the RTCS; however, there is no service link with the STTR. Follow the links below to see photos of buses in Trois-Rivières and Shawinigan.