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Quebec and Ottawa to invest $30.4 million in Laval public transit

<br /> Quebec and Ottawa to invest $30.4 million in Laval public transit | Montreal Gazette




The provincial minister responsible for the Laval region, Francine Charbonneau, pictured in 2015, said the investment in Laval’s public transit system “will make Laval a coveted place for families.”
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The federal and provincial governments announced Tuesday they would invest more than $30.4 million in the Société de transport de Laval.

This funding will cover some 30 projects, including the purchase of a fleet of hybrid buses and charging stations, as well as the construction, refurbishment and expansion of garages.

Ottawa is investing more than $16.9 million and the Quebec government more than $13.5 million. The STL will cover the remaining costs. 

The announcement was made at a news conference on Tuesday in the presence of Marc Miller, the parliamentary secretary to the federal minister of infrastructure and communities, and Laurent Lessard, Quebec’s transport minister.

The provincial minister responsible for the Laval region, Francine Charbonneau, was also present.

In a press release, Charbonneau said these funds will make it possible to improve fluidity of travel and reduce air pollution.

“These eco-friendly options will make Laval a coveted place for families and workers looking for a modern, sustainable and safe lifestyle,” she said.







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