Coalition Avenir Québec
Majority Government elected October 1, 2018
Minister Responsible for Public Transit
- François Bonnardel (Transport)
- Chantal Rouleau (Transport and Montréal region)
Political and Electoral News
In its first budget, the new CAQ government increased provincial infrastructure funding by $15 billion over ten year. Unfortunately, only a small portion of these funds will be allocated to public transit. Budget 2019 included a $156 million payment to the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) for the implementation of a temporary transportation network during the construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM). The government also reconfirmed funding for the Réseau structurant de transport en commun (RTSC) in Québec City and the Metro blue line extension in Montréal.