Montreal, Quebec – A new program in Montreal will give carpoolers the opportunity to use electric cars to get to metro and train stations.
Called CLIC, the program starts this fall and supports the AMT park-and-ride lots at Cartier and Montmorency metro stations and the Ste. Dorothee train station.
The Société de Transport de Laval will recruit carpoolers, who will travel from home to reserved parking spots using Chevrolet Volts. In total, ten groups of four users will be created.
“On June 14, the City of Laval made its Sustainable Mobility Plan public,” said Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt. “No fewer than 21 measures are proposed in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by Laval residents’ mode of transportation by 50 per cent by the year 2031. This pilot project is one of the first measures of the Sustainable Mobility Plan to be implemented. It is a concrete gesture allowing Laval residents to travel in clean, more eco-friendly cars.”
The project also includes the installation of 240-volt charging stations at the three lots to facilitate charging the vehicles.