Public transit is a service for all. Some trips are offered by reservation only, while others are available without reservation. Check the schedule of the route you wish to take to learn more.
Why use public transit?
Traveling daily with the RÉGÎM minibus rather than your car could save you a bundle!
For example, if you live 30 km from your place of work and you make this trip five days a week, you could save over $1,200 a year by leaving your car at home and using public transit, taking into account the costs of operating a vehicle and the price of a public transit ticket.
Did you know that using a car costs approximately $10,000 per year? And this figure is even higher if you have a large vehicle or if you drive a lot. Hopping on board public transit is a great way to save money on your transportation!
Driving during winter storms or heavy rain can be stressful and unpleasant. So leave the car at home and let yourself be carried by public transit! You’ll have time to read the newspaper or chat quietly to start the day, letting yourself be driven by a professional driver.
To use public transit is to let yourself be comfortable while you are driven to your destination, to pass a moment in good company, read the paper or a novel, or simply find a few precious minutes to relax!
For human connection
Taking public transit in Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine is also to be in good company! The service is available for all, so it’s a place to meet and exchange with people from all backgrounds. Also, the drivers are happy to welcome you on board and offer a human and personalized service.
For the environment
A minibus of 24 passengers consumes about 21 liters of gasoline per 100 km. If those 24 people each took their car, they would consume nearly 11 times more fuel than one minibus.
Nationally, the transportation sector emits almost 27% of all greenhouse gases, so swapping your car for public transit is a simple gesture that can have a significant impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
For my health
The air pollution caused by road traffic has known impacts on our environment and on our health. Public transit means fewer cars on the roads, so less gas burned and better quality air to breathe.
In addition, integrating public transit into your daily habits often means also incorporating a small daily walk between your home and the bus stop.
“Commuters who travel by public transit fit a walk that lasts on average 24 minutes a day [to get to the bus stop or somewhere else] into their daily routine. (…) Several studies have also demonstrated that a minimum of 30 minutes of walking per day for the use of public transit is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular disease, stroke and a halving of the risk of diabetes. Conversely, every additional hour spent in the car per day is associated with a 6% increase in the likelihood of developing obesity.” (Source: User Guide, p. 8, TRANSPORT 2000)
To go somewhere
Not being able to get around means having to give up a host of social activities and work opportunities. Public transit allows those who have no car to be autonomous and able to participate fully in the life of their community.
To support this regional initiative
The RÉGÎM is a service designed here in our area, by people from here, for people who live here. The number of passengers on board minibuses is constantly increasing, and the more demand there is, the better the service will get!