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Public transportation that is free for students and seniors and simplified for all users

The leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, Philippe Couillard, wants to give time and money back to Quebecers by encouraging public transportation and making it simpler, more economical, faster and better integrated into our communities.

In a second Liberal government mandate:

  • Public transportation will be free throughout Quebec for full-time students and seniors.
  • The Passeport mobilité, an application and universal access card, will provide users with access to all sustainable transportation services in Quebec (bus, metro, trains, taxis, car-sharing, bicycle-sharing). To achieve this, a committee will first consult stakeholders to determine the fee structure and the optimal technology.
  • The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec will be called upon to study the possibility of extending the REM toward Mirabel.

These commitments represent additional investments of $200M annually for free public transportation and $5M for the Passeport mobilité. They represent compensation to transit companies for transport and the development of Passeport mobilité.

Ongoing Partnerships

The Liberal government has already committed to working with municipal partners throughout Quebec to study new structured public transportation projects, for example to:

  • Develop the Montreal Metro’s Pink Line;
  • Develop a BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) project on Notre-Dame Street in Montreal;
  • Extend the Pie-IX BRT;
  • Allow direct access to downtown via the Mascouche line (in Montreal on the North Shore), including via a mode that is compatible with the REM;
  • Extend the western branch of the Montreal Metro’s Orange Line to Montreal and Laval;
  • Develop a project at the intersection of Des Laurentides and De La Concorde boulevards in Laval;
  • Develop a structured project on Taschereau Boulevard;
  • Develop a structured project within the extension of the Metro’s Yellow Line in Longueuil;
  • Implement a light rail transit in Gatineau;
  • And just recently, extend the Réseau de transport structurant de la Ville de Québec

To learn more about the 2030 Sustainable Mobility Policy developed by the Liberal government visit:

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We have a vision for transportation which will make life easier for Quebecers, day after day: effective projects that will truly respond to local and regional communities’ needs and aspirations, and produce less traffic and more time and money for families. To make this happen, our Sustainable Mobility Policy is ambitious for objectives pertaining to reduced travel times, transportation costs and greenhouse gas reductions. To reduce both travel time and households’ gross transportation expenses by 20%, we need concrete and innovative measures. Some of the commitments we are proposing today will have an immediate effect, others will bear fruit in the long term, but all of them will make life easier for Quebecers.


Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec and leader of the Quebec Liberal Party