The government will set up a project office in Laval to study the implementation of a “structuring” mode of transport in the axis of the orange metro line.
The project, whose form remains to be defined, will aim to improve north-south travel in a corridor running from the Côte-Vertu station to the north of Laval. The project office will be mandated to carry out studies to determine the "best solution to implement" to provide an efficient service and fight against congestion.
“We are giving ourselves the means to support sustainable mobility in Laval thanks to projects that will be complementary in the north-south and east-west axes. These projects will help provide effective public transit options to citizens,” said François Bonnardel, Minister of Transport, in a press release.
He also announced the establishment of a rapid bus service (SRB) on Notre-Dame and de la Concorde boulevards. Its route will be set up between boulevards Curé-Labelle and des Laurentides.
The Société de transport de Laval (STL) currently makes nearly 600 bus trips, carrying 13,500 passengers.
The government will also analyze the possibility of creating another SRB on boulevard Saint-Martin, in order to unclog this “very busy” artery.
“These three announcements have the potential to positively change the daily life of the entire population of Laval since they will completely improve our mobility. The Saint-Martin Boulevard project will, on its own, connect half of our neighborhoods to each other,” said Stéphane Boyer, Mayor of Laval.
He believes that these various public transport projects will promote the development of his city.