Quebec takes over REM de l'Est project after CDPQ Infra backs out
The Quebec government will now oversee the Rem de l'Est project. The original developer, CDPQ Infra, is out after a disagreement over its plan to build elevated tracks in Montreal's downtown core.
Now it will not happen at all so good luck east enders Budget cuts will come and kill it in the oncoming recession and costs inflate
OK, who actually killed this and what power did they have. Was it NIMBYs, was it private corporations, like was it really a bad plan. Because connecting to the Green line and extending the metro or elevated trains would have been great. And all the words in the article make me feel like I don't really see what the fuck just happened power wise.
"He also confirmed the Legault government will pay the Caisse $100 million in compensation for the expenses incurred in commissioning studies for the project.
Asked how he could explain the money to tax-paying Quebecers, Girard justified the compensation by saying the government will still be able to use some of the studies produced."
That's a good start! Already $100 million down the drain.
I worked on this project, as a planner, for maybe a person-year or so? A lot of stressful days and nights. Aaaannd now it's cancelled lol. Should've picked a different career...
Lol so Plante managed to kill an actual decent public transport project that will now have a good chance of never materializing. Quality of life in Chinatown? Fucking lol.
If I understand correctly what the new team wants to build, the new "REM" would be fully integrated to the STM network becoming the newest metro line. Valerie Plante said she'd like to have the portion in HOMA-Mercier built underground as well.
It looks like they're going to build a V-shape metro line that would connect to Assomption station and possibly with the blue line in its northern branch.
I guess time will tell.
Le réseau de métro a été construit en dedans de 20 ans, il semble que de nous jours personne ne veut mettre de l'argent pour mettre le REM souterrain
Idk the entire story but i do know that it made ZERO sense to not connect this train with STM. At least that’s my inexperienced opinion. Haven’t followed all of it. Also, cdpq inra could have paid the green areas too, they were dirty in selling it like that and it really being not part of the project. If they could pile all that money now inti giving us great roads i think that would be awesome!