5. In keeping with the principle of sustainable development and with efforts to reduce the carbon footprint, the Authority’s mission is to ensure, through modes of shared transportation, the mobility of persons in its area of jurisdiction, including mobility impaired persons.
To that end, the Authority plans, develops, supports and promotes shared transportation. It fosters the integration of services between the various modes of transportation and enhances the efficiency of traffic corridors.
The Authority collaborates closely with the Minister and the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal in developing a comprehensive, integrated vision of mobility in its area of jurisdiction in order to, among other things, identify shared transportation needs.
For the purposes of this Act, the Réseau de transport métropolitain (Network), the Société de transport de Laval, the Société de transport de Longueuil and the Société de transport de Montréal are public transit authorities.
The jurisdiction in shared passenger transportation matters that is conferred by this Act on the Authority in its area of jurisdiction has precedence over any similar jurisdiction that a public transit authority or municipality, whose area of jurisdiction or territory is included in the Authority’s area of jurisdiction, may exercise under a general law or special Act.