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Transit service in St-Hyacinthe is provided by la Compagnie Transport Maskoutaine Inc., a coach company which operates six routes serving the city’s urban population of 52,000 with a small fleet of cutaway minibuses.  All routes meet at the central transfer point on rue Calixa-Lavallée.  In addition, the CIT de la Vallée du Richelieu, an AMT agency, provides a commuter link with Montreal and Longueuil from this transfer point.


All photos by the webmaster.



This bus is waiting to board passengers on rue Calixa-Lavallée on June 4, 2003.  At this time the operation of the buses provided by la Société Taxi Windsor, a local taxi company that also provides courier and designated driver services along with conventional taxicab service.


203 is shown laying up on avenue Mondor in central St-Hyacinthe on June 4, 2003.




02235 is a 2002 Ford-Corbeil cutaway minibus, seen at the central bus terminal on rue Calixa-Lavallée on August 3, 2009.  Unlike the other minibuses in the CTM fleet, this bus painted in the corporate livery rather than the St-Hyacinthe city colours.



06218 is a 2006 Ford E-450 cutaway bus shown waiting for passengers at the main transfer point on August 3, 2009.



06219 is another 2006 Ford E-450 minibus seen on avenue Mondor on August 3, 2009, in the same location where bus 203 was photographed six years earlier.  These photos best show the St-Hyacinthe livery, which is often heavily obscured by advertising.



06220 is shown resting at the bus terminal on rue Calixa-Lavallée on August 3, 2009.  As mentioned above, this bus is almost completely covered in advertising for Rogers Wireless, one of Canada’s largest telecommunication service providers.