A Costly Train
Last fall, the Agence Metropolitaine de Transport (AMT) estimated that it would cost 450 million dollars to build a new commuter train link between Montreal and Mascouche. Just a few months later, the estimate hit 665 million dollars.
Treasury board president Michelle Courchesne said, at that price, it doesn't resemble the original project at all. That's why she ordered the AMT to freeze any future contracts or offers.
The CEO of the Agence Metropolitaine de Transport, Joel Gauthier, came by the Radio Noon studio to discuss the costs.