You’ve reached the end of the line.
The electric way to get downtown from the airport — and all over Montreal. ⚡️
July 19, 2018
You take the Métro to work. You take a BIXI to brunch. You take a bus to the airport. And when somebody asks “do you have a car?” you look at them like they just came from space. A car? In Montreal? They must be crazy.
Bike lanes are multiplying. A new rail line is in the works. In Montreal, owning a car has never made such little sense. At Transit, we wanted to make life even easier for car-free commuters. Today we are, with one more mobility option: Téo!
Bonjour electric taxis, hailable from your phone. Don’t have Téo’s app installed? No problem: you can sign-up, request a ride, track it on the map, pay, and tip — all inside Transit (download here).
Téo’s fleet of electric taxis help get you from a-to-b, carbon-free, while also making cities more liveable. Their drivers are employees, which means they get a fixed hourly salary (plus tips), paid leave, and annual vacations. And if you’re a customer? You get all of the perks of an ultramodern taxi fleet, at the price of a regular taxi:
Perhaps most importantly, Téo is 100% homegrown Montréal and ⚡️100% electric.⚡
No “deep linking.” No app switching. You can use Transit for more than just comparing ETAs across modes (public transit vs. Téo). You can actually sign-up and hail a ride — without ever leaving our app.
Which is convenient. But why is it important?
Cities are in the midst of a mobility renaissance. New services are popping up every day. From sexy electric taxi fleets, to dockless bikeshare companies, to the new (and soon-to-be everywhere) advent of electric scooters. While before, you could count the number of ways to get home on one hand — bike? metro? taxi? — now it’s not so easy. We want to make sure you can employ all your options, immediately, without the pain of having to download and sign-up for dozens of apps and accounts.
One app. A super easy way to discover, sign-up, and get going. Because we know our users are smart: they DO see all those crazy-colourful mobility machines, scooting around town. But maybe, they haven’t found a reason to try them. With our integration we’ve made trying easier. And trying often turns into using — a lot. The more mobility services we can popularize in our beautiful hometown, the less dependent on personal vehicles we all become.
And isn’t that the dream?
Hail a friendly green electric taxi with Montreal’s greenest app: Transit. Never tried it before? Our app gives you real-time updates on nearby buses and métro lines, the availability of BIXI bikes, and more. And it doesn’t just work in Montreal — it works in 175+ cities worldwide 🌎👌
Download for iOS and Android.
What happens when you combine MnDOT + Transit + GTFS-flex
We’ve come a long way in half a decade
Thanks to our 100+ transit agency partners.
And, of course, you 👋🎈