Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and Quebec’s Minister of Transport, François Bonnardel, announced joint funding to establish a structuring public transit network in Quebec City. The project, which also includes an investment from the City of Québec, will integrate several modes of public transit and provide comfortable, high-quality services to transit users.
The Government of Canada will invest up to CAD 1.2 billion (USD 901.4 million) in Quebec City’s structuring public transit network through the Investing in Canada infrastructure programme. The Government of Quebec will invest CAD 1.8 billion (USD 1.35 billion) to deliver the project, and the City of Québec will provide CAD 300 million (USD 225.3 million).
Once complete, city’s public transit network will include two trambus lines over a total of 15 km, as well as a 23 km tramway line. The announced funding will also help improve current Métrobus lines and build 16 km of dedicated bus lanes and four new park-and-ride lots.
Four hubs will allow users to transfer from one system to another within the transit network, and two new automated links will make travel between Lower Town and Upper Town easier.
The structural network will extend over more than 54 km across Quebec City.