RTM adds new jobs after spin-off from AMT

Nearly a hundred jobs have been created by the reorganization of commuter transit services in Greater Montreal.

The new Réseau de Transport Métropolitain (RTM), which was created in June, is responsible for a larger swathe of the region's public transportation than the agency it replaced, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT).  While its predecessor organization was effectively only responsible for commuter-rail services, the new RTM also oversees many commuter-bus services.  These new operational realities necessitated the creation of 26 new positions.  

In total, 70 new jobs have been created to staff the new RTM.

The AMT was spun-off into two entities: the RTM and the Autorité Régionale de Transport Métropolitain (ARTM). The former manages commuter transportation services in the outer reaches of the city and surrounding suburbs, while the ARTM oversees the planning and financing of public transit in the region.