Philippe Schnobb is the chairperson of the board of directors of the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), and represents transit users on the Board. Since his appointment in 2013, he has introduced a change in the strategic directions of STM, to focus on improving the user experience. As an avid user of transit and active transportation, he is very familiar with the many combinations of integrated mobility.
Mr. Schnobb also chairs the board of directors of the Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ) which is comprised of Québec’s nine transit agencies and is an observer-member of the BIXI board of directors.
As a Radio-Canada journalist for 27 years, one of his responsibilities was municipal affairs and he often covered public transportation issues. He is also author of the book “Faire-part pour mariages forcés” published by Lanctôt in 2001, at the time of the municipal mergers.
His professional life led him to work at several Radio-Canada regional stations. He studied history and communications at the University of Ottawa, the Faculté St-Jean (Edmonton) and UQAM. He was secretary-treasurer and member of the executive committee of the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec (FPJQ) from December 2002 to November 2010.