Parti Québécois proposes Tinder-like carpooling app to cut Montreal traffic

Aug 27 2018, 3:34 pm

If the Parti Québécois proves victorious in the upcoming October 1 election, they would develop a Tinder-like carpooling app that would match people looking for rides.

What’s more, drivers and passengers would each receive $4 for every trip they take.

The app would require a minimum distance per ride before being eligible for payment and all the rides would have to be taken during rush hour, to reduce traffic.

Parti Québécois says that the new potential app wouldn’t cost taxpayers anything and would be funded by the province’s ‘Fonds vert,’ a government-run climate change organization.

PQ officials estimate that the potential platform would remove 150,000 vehicles from Quebec’s roads every year during rush hour.

According to the carpooling website, there are currently 25 million empty seats in traffic on Quebec roads, 15 million of which are absent in Montreal alone.

While the app would be aimed to reduce traffic in Montreal and Quebec City, it would become available all across the province.