PLQ: a global mobility plan for Quebec

PLQ: a global mobility plan for Quebec

UPDATE DAY

The Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) promises to improve mobility in the greater Quebec City region in the short and medium term, while restoring healthy collaboration between the different levels of government. 

At least that's what Charles Robert, the Liberal candidate in Jean-Lesage and former adviser to Prime Minister Philippe Couillard, said during a press conference where he was accompanied by several other Liberal candidates from the region, Saturday morning. 

“We believe that citizens of the Quebec region should take advantage of all possible options. Mobility in the Capitale-Nationale must be thought of in a much more global way,” he said. of the project, namely the one linking phase 1 to Lebourgneuf, the airport sector and Lévis.  

Mr. Robert has also committed to accelerating the redevelopment of the bridgeheads, to deploying a strategy of dynamic lanes on the Pierre-Laporte bridge and to carrying out phase 4 of the Promenade Samuel-de-Champlain towards Beauport. 

More efficient and accessible

But in its vision of mobility for the region, the QLP wants to go much further. In particular by merging the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) and the Société de transport de Lévis (STL). 

“To have an integrated linear vision of mobility in the Capitale-Nationale, it involves consultation and a merger of the two transport agencies,” says Mr. Robert.  

The latter also promised to facilitate access to public transit by making the Québec-Lévis ferry free for all. In addition, seniors and students would not have to pay a penny to use the various means of public transport. 

The candidate in Jean-Lesage, however, was not able to give an estimate of the costs that these various commitments would generate, nor of the deadlines for them.

No more bickering! 

Charles Robert also took advantage of the press conference to fire red balls at the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), which “has been bickering with everyone for 4 years” , according to him.

“[Les caquistes] refuse to listen to anyone with an opinion different from theirs. The CAQ teaches all elected municipal officials. The caquistes have sown such a dispute that the Quebec City region has been in neutral since 2018 “, denounces Mr. Robert. 

The Liberal Party of Quebec is therefore committed to putting an end to conflicts with the elected officials from the various levels of government and, in a spirit of transparency, to make public the studies on the third link. 

“My priority, in order to move a project forward, is to work all together, not in confrontation ”, concludes the candidate.