Transport issues big dossiers for new Liberal government

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With the Liberal Party of Quebec about to assume power in Quebec, some high profile transportation issues are coming to the fore.

Among them, boosting the capacity for the train de l'ouest, running between Vaudreuil and Montreal. 

Count retired politician turned commuter rail advocate Clifford Lincoln among those happy to see the Liberals in power.

He says Philippe Couillard is the only politician who openly supported expanding commuter rail lines running west of Montreal.

He wants to meet with whoever the new transport minister will be as soon as possible to discuss doubling the number of trains on the line.

"When you get more trains, you get more people," he said. "We think we can get something like 3,500 cars off the road a day."

A study on expanding commuter rail capacity several years pegged the cost at around a billion dollars.

But Lincoln is confident that some compromises can be made.

The extension of the Cavendish is also expected to be an important dossier for the new government.

 

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  1. john posted on 04/14/2014 06:01 PM
    what about the new boulevard ouest of St Charles in Pierrefonds ???
    1. LMAO posted on 04/15/2014 07:20 AM
      @john How about fixing the roads we already have before building more.
  2. Mike d posted on 04/15/2014 07:51 PM
    No time for this. Let's talk Charter or referendum or other important stuff.
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