Canada and Quebec support improved public transit service in the Greater Montréal Area

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Brossard, Quebec, November 13, 2017—The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize that investing in public transit infrastructure is crucial to economic growth, reducing air pollution, and creating inclusive communities where everyone has access to public services and job opportunities.

Peter Scheifke, Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil‒Soulanges, and Lucie Charlebois, Quebec’s Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection, Public Health and Healthy Living and Minister Responsible for the Montérégie Region, today announced an investment of nearly $27.9 million for 11 projects for the Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM) under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Canada will provide close to $15.5 million for these projects, and the Government of Quebec will contribute almost $12.4 million. The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain will provide the remaining funding.

The projects made possible through this contribution include a rider assistance and information system, which will help provide, among other things, better information for RTM bus and train service users, a park and ride area at the Vaudreuil station, and rail infrastructure rehabilitation and reconstruction work on the Vaudreuil-Hudson commuter train line.

Once completed, these projects will improve the performance, efficiency and reliability of the Greater Montréal Area’s transit system, make it more inclusive, and meet the community’s immediate needs while preparing for anticipated future increases in ridership.

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Canada and Quebec support improved public transit service in Longueuil

Brossard, Quebec, November 13, 2017—The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize that investing in public transit infrastructure is crucial to economic growth, reducing air pollution, and creating inclusive communities where everyone has access to public services and job opportunities.

Alexandra Mendès, Member of Parliament for Brossard‒Saint-Lambert, and Lucie Charlebois, Quebec’s Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection, Public Health and Healthy Living and Minister Responsible for the Montérégie Region, today announced an investment of more than $63 million for 22 new projects by the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Canada will provide over $35 million for these projects, and the Government of Quebec will contribute over $28 million. The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain will provide the remaining funding.

The projects made possible through this contribution include the purchase of 38 hybrid buses, which will be used to replace buses that are at the end of their useful life. Dedicated bus lanes and priority measures for buses at traffic lights are also planned. The financial contribution will also fund display panels and voice announcements in buses to alert riders of upcoming stop information.

Once completed, these projects will improve the performance, efficiency and reliability of Longueuil’s transit system, make it more inclusive, and meet the community’s immediate needs while preparing for anticipated future increases in ridership.  

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