The Crown corporation responsible for many of the bridges between Montreal and the South Shore will be doing work this summer to greatly extend the life of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, and to ensure the Champlain Bridge remains usable until its replacement is complete.
It turns out that once the train lines are up and running, the provincial government and several municipal governments will be on the hook for an additional $8 billion in payments over a 20-year period.
The Quebec government announced almost $3 billion in new funds for sustainable mobility projects on Tuesday as Premier Philippe Couillard said his administration is aiming to make Quebec a North American leader in sustainable mobility by 2030.
The Parti Quebecois called for the abandoning of Montreal’s upcoming light-rail project, saying the money could be better spent expanding the metropolis’ bus network, improving the existing commuter rail system and building a tram system.
The Greater Montreal Transportation Network (RTM), is going to offer a discount to commuters as compensation for poor train service this winter.
The commuter trains were frequently delayed or cancelled, especially on the coldest and snowiest days of the winter.
A judge has granted bail to a 38-year-old man charged with drunk driving causing death.
Vincent Lemay is charged with killing 44-year-old Stephane Lebel and injuring several others in a crash at a construction worksite in Dorval.
The consortium building the new Champlain Bridge says it is doing everything it can to complete work by the end of this year, but just in case, plans are being made to maintain the old bridge until the summer of 2019.
The railway division of Bombardier Inc. says losing out on a large electric train contract in Montreal may force it to lay off workers this fall at its plant in La Pocatiere unless it wins some new contracts.