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March 16, 2018

Building a new Quebec where modern, appealing and efficient transportation will put an end to traffic congestion


🔴 EN DIRECT | Dévoilement du projet de réseau structurant de transport en commun de la ville de Québec.

Posted by Philippe Couillard on Friday, 16 March 2018

Réseau structurant de transport en commun : en route vers la modernité

Le projet de réseau structurant de transport en commun dévoilé officiellement!Découvrez les quatre composantes du #RéseauStructurant : tramway, trambus, infrastructures dédiées et métrobus.Le projet a été élaboré de façon à relier entre eux les endroits qui génèrent le plus de déplacements et à offrir un maximum de mobilité pour les citoyens. Pour en savoir plus sur le projet, le tracé et les étapes à venir : www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/reseaustructurant

Posted by Ville de Québec on Friday, 16 March 2018

QUÉBEC CITY, March 16, 2018 – The government will work in collaboration with the Ville de Québec to provide the Capitale-Nationale region with a structuring public transit network that is efficient and appealing. A sum of $215 million has been set aside to allow the city to conduct the necessary studies for the development of its business plan. These sums are provided for in the 2018-2028 Québec Infrastructure Plan.

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Making a difference in the lives of families is what motivates each decision that our government takes and each gesture that it makes. Traffic congestion is costly and detrimental to Quebecers’ quality of life, and is an obstacle to progress. By supporting a project for a third link and a structuring project for the public transit network in Québec City, we are tackling this problem head-on. Today, we are taking an important step that is perfectly aligned with our ambitions for Quebec. Together, we will make Quebec a leader in the development of modern transportation solutions that improve the quality of life of our fellow citizens.

– Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec

This large-scale project is aligned in every way with the upcoming sustainable mobility policy that we will unveil shortly. Moreover, it demonstrates the Government of Quebec’s desire to establish the right conditions to power its transportation with electricity and equip Quebec with a strong, low-carbon economy. The improvement of public transit and the resulting modal shift will allow us to maintain long-term traffic conditions that are good for the region’s economy, and to do so using an approach based on complementarity and balance between networks.

– André Fortin, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification

The new network presents an ambitious and innovative mobility plan for the Capitale-Nationale region. In addition to offering a transport method adapted to the residents of each area of the region, it will connect the main hubs of employment, education and healthcare. This project will provide the region with a structuring transportation network similar to those of many big cities around the world and will certainly help improve the entire population’s quality of life.

– Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region

Our goal is clear: to improve traffic flow in the Greater Québec City region. We are convinced that the solution is not found in a single project, but in several initiatives, including the new network announced today. Our region is active and modern and has the means to fulfill its ambitions. Our government is determined to do everything to improve mobility on a regional scale for the benefit of all residents.

– Véronyque Tremblay, Minister for Transport