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Huge Transit Plan Unveiled for Quebec City

A plan for a tramline and trambus, as well as corresponding urban development, has a $3 billion (Canadian dollars) budget.
March 24, 2018, 7am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Quebec City will be getting a new tram, bus with dedicated bus lanes, and numerous urban improvements if a $3 billion (Canadian dollars) plan goes through. According to reporting from the Presse Canadian in the Montreal Gazette, the long-awaited plan will include 23 kilometers of tram lines moving across the city from east to west and 17 kilometers of what the plan calls a "trambus," which will run on dedicated bus lanes. Also included in the plan is $300 million for improvements including landscaping and widening sidewalks.

The plan from Premier Philippe Couillard and Mayor Régis Labeaume would be funded in part by Quebec and the national government. It is scheduled to go into service in 2025.

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Published on Friday, March 16, 2018 in The Montreal Gazette
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