November 5, 2020 | Geolocation data: transition following the entry into force of the Law on the remunerated transport of persons by automobile

Transition work was carried out by the BTM and the City of Montreal in order to adjust the specifications of the new law and the data to be transmitted. Following this, the operators’ IT staff is responsible for implementing these changes and checking that the IT system remains integrated into the Taxi Registry (in accordance with the new guide sent to operators in November 2020).

This implies in particular, as regards changes to the data collected:

  • the replacement of the driver’s license number (formerly pocket) by the driver’s license number;
  • replacing the owner’s CTQ number with the SAAQ file number and;
  • the modification of the registration numbers of the T plates.

So some of this information might be requested by dispatchers from drivers and / or owners, normally these changes should not affect the connection.

October 10, 2020 | Entry into force of the Law on the remunerated transport of persons by automobile

In accordance with the new law, which came into force on October 10, 2020, taxi vehicles in Montreal must remain connected to the Taxi Register.