The board of directors executes the STM's functions and duties and determines the corporation's strategic directions.
It adopts the strategic plan for the development of public transit within the area it serves
It adopts the annual budget, the staffing plan, and the three-year capital expenditures program
It authorizes the issuing of the various transit fares and establishes fares and charges
It approves, cancels, or replaces public transit services and may permanently change bus routes.
Functions of the board of directors
The members of the board of directors participate in three types of proceeding, i.e., work sessions, public meetings, and committee meetings.
Work sessions serve to follow up on the previous public meeting, to allow committee chairs to present the minutes of committee meetings, to discuss various motions prior to their approval, and to inform members of projects that are either underway or in the pipeline.
Public meetings are held ten times a year. Board members debate items on the agenda and approve them. The public can also attend and ask questions. Board members also sit on various committees contributing to the good governance of the corporation.