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Public Transportation: Our Dreams Are Becoming a Reality


To all those who thought that environmentalists calling for structuring transportation networks in Quebec were big dreamers, recent news and developments show that it’s important to dream big!

Major transportation projects launched in Quebec cities

Here are the projects and recent announcements for sustainable development:

  • A change of course in the Quebec budget: For the first time ever, 70% of new transportation investments will go to public transit and 30% to the road network.
  • The Blue line metro extension was officially announced this week. And this time, it’s for real!
  • A driverless car pilot project in Montreal
  • A structuring transportation network in Quebec City
  • The Rapibus extension and electric train projects in Gatineau
  • The Réseau express métropolitain (REM) in Montreal and associated public transit, which will make life easier for thousands of people. Read Équiterre's article « The REM in 12 Questions and Answers » (in French). Read the article « REM Plus de mobilité dans le grand Montréal » in La Presse (in French) by representatives of Téo Taxi, BIXI Montréal, Communauto, Téo Taxi and Netlift.

Transportation accounts for over 40% of Quebec’s GHG emissions and is the industry responsible for the largest increase in emissions since 1990. So to see public transportation projects gathering momentum is a great cause for celebration!

On course for an electric future!

Following the adoption of the Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Standard in February, Équiterre will continue to ensure that Quebec establishes an ambitious sustainable mobility policy in the near future by serving on the advisory board established by the Government of Quebec for this purpose with other representatives from various backgrounds.

We will also continue to raise public awareness about transportation of the future through our Electrifying Encounters across Quebec and teach the next generation through the My Charged-Up School initiative.

Let's get onboard of tomorrow's transportation!

Photo album of an Electrifying Encounter

Watch a short video of a My Charged Up School Initiative