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.