Laval public transit gets $30M to buy hybrid buses, build charging stations
Provincial and federal governments both contributing to financing of projects
The Société de transport de Laval (STL) will be getting a $30 million funding injection from the federal and provincial government aimed at improving public transportation services in the area.
The money, totalling $30,438,900, will go towards financing 29 different projects.
Marc Miller, MP for Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Sœurs and parliamentary secretary for the federal minister of infrastructure, said that Ottawa is "proud" to invest more than $16.9 million in the plan.
David de Cotis, president of the administrative council at the STL, said he believes residents will be pleased with the upgrades.
"This funding will have a direct impact on customer service by [offering] a modern, efficient service," he said.
The company will also be investing in the electrification of at least 70 bus shelters and the installation of new charging stations.
Money is also earmarked for a series of studies on electric buses and driverless transport.