Pointe-Claire mayor voices concerns as REM to eliminate thousands of parking spots

Users hoping to park and ride on the future electric rapid rail system known as the REM — or Réseau express métropolitain — are feeling like the doors are being shut on them. REM officials are eliminating thousands of parking…

Class-action takes aim at upcoming cuts on Deux-Montagnes train line

March 9 2019 6:34pm A proposed class-action suit was filed Friday against companies in charge of Montreal’s REM light-rail project. As Global’s Billy Shields reports, transit officials have yet to react. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””;…

New Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge plans don’t include space for REM — for now

The new Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge, which links the western tip of the island of Montreal to Vaudreuil-Dorion, does not include space for the upcoming REM transit system — at least not for now. Quebec junior transport minister Chantal Rouleau made the…

Deux-Montagnes train users can expect more transit complications

Quebec Deputy Transport Minister Chantal Rouleau says transit officials are working on a new back-up plan for Deux-Montagnes train line commuters. Last week, government officials announced that many commuters would be shuttled to Côte-Vertu Metro station as work ramps up…

REM officials lay out mitigation measures for commuters as construction ramps up

The $6.3-billion REM light rail train will be fully completed by 2023 but public transit commuters will have to endure several challenges until then to get to Montreal. REM officials outlined on Thursday the contingency travel plans as construction ramps…

More cars on the road — more cars stuck in traffic

The time people spend behind the wheels on their way to work is on the rise. A Statistics Canada study reveals that across the country, the number of vehicles that spent more than 60 minutes on the road to commute…