Quebec government announces nearly $3 billion for sustainable transport

Apr 17 2018, 11:06 pm

The Quebec government announced today that it would be providing almost $3 billion to go towards sustainable transport and mobility projects.

Premier Philippe Couillard said the funding is part of his administration’s plan to make Quebec a leader of sustainable transport in North America by 2030.

The $2.9 billion in funding will aim to do the following:

  • Ensure that 70% of the population has access to at least four sustainable mobility services
  • Reduce the average commute time by 20%
  • Reduce the gross expenditure of household spending on transport by 20%

“Quebec is experiencing momentum because Quebecers have talent, companies trust and the government makes good decisions. We have found ways to dream big. With this sustainable mobility policy, we will transform the way we move,” said Couillard in a release.

“Today, we are setting another milestone on the road to a future-oriented Quebec. Together we are building a more prosperous, more equitable and greener nation.”

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