Canada and Quebec support improved public transit service in Laval

Canada and Quebec support improved public transit service in Laval

The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize that investing in public transit infrastructure is crucial to economic growth, reducing air pollution, and creating inclusive communities where everyone has access to public services and job opportunities.

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport; Eva Nassif, Member of Parliament for Vimy; André Fortin, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification; and Francine Charbonneau, Minister Responsible for Seniors and Anti-Bullying and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region, today announced an investment of over $42.6 million for 26 projects by the Société de transport de Laval (STL) under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Canada will provide nearly $23.7 million for these projects, and the Government of Quebec will contribute more than $18.9 million. The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain will provide the remaining funding.

Among the projects made possible by this funding are the purchase and replacement of buses to expand and maintain the average age of the fleet, and studies to continue the STL’s electrification program.

Once completed, this work will improve the performance, efficiency and reliability of Laval’s transit system, make it more inclusive, and meet the community’s immediate needs while preparing for anticipated future increases in ridership.

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