Montreal, Quebec – Online voters can win getaway packages in Montreal’s Place d’Armes Hôtel or Nature Museums family passes in the Le taxi prend ses aires!ideas contest, in which designers were asked to create new ideas for the city’s taxi stands.

In all, 42 eligible entries were evaluated by the jury, which narrowed it down to five finalists, each of whom was awarded a $7,000 prize.

“In Montreal’s Transportation Plan, we recognized the taxi as a major mode of public transportation for Montreal and we are committed to supporting the taxi industry in its development,” said Manon Barbe, member of the executive committee responsible for transportation. “The improvement of taxi stands is a priority not only for passengers but the drivers. I am particularly enthusiastic about the proposals unveiled today. I urge residents and taxi drivers to choose their favourites among the five choices selected by the jury.”

Voting ends at midnight on August 30, 2010. Two awards will be issued, one chosen by the public, the other by the taxi industry, with the winners of each receiving an additional $2,500. To vote, visit Le taxi prend ses airs!ideas.

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