AMT wants to ease traffic for West Island
The AMT transit agency is looking ahead to the traffic chaos to come for West Island commuters and is suggesting the creation of a round table to get a jump start on the planning.
It says it would like to sit down with West Island mayors, transit, rail, and airport officials, and Transport Quebec as soon as possible to discuss possible solutions to minimize traffic.
With major work slated to begin on the 20, the Ville Saint-Pierre and Turcot Interchanges, travelling to and from the West Island is going to be especially difficult.
Clifford Lincoln is a representative for the Train de l'Ouest. He says this is an excellent initiative by the AMT.
"We need mitigation very, very badly on the 20 because of the Turcot," he says, "it's already bad, and it is only going to get worse."
The best possible way to reduce traffic he says is trains because they can carry hundreds of passengers at a time.
The AMT says besides better train service, it's also looking at adding more buses and reserved bus lanes.