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Canada: Investments in public transport under QIP 2020–2030 [free access]

January 1, 2021

Under the Quebec Infrastructure Plan (QIP) 2020–2030, the Government of Quebec plans to invest CAD13.6 billion in public transport sector. Ofthis, over 75 per cent of the funds will be invested in expanding infrastructure.  Table 1 provides a snapshot of the investments of the Government of Quebec in this decade.

 

Table 1: Investments of Government of Quebec under QIP 2020–2030 (CAD million)

Category

Investment (2020–25)

Investment 2025–2030

Total

2020–21

2021–22

2022–23

2023–24

2024–25

Total

Asset maintenance

30.9

9

124.6

276.6

176.9

617.9

1,452.4

2,070.3

Replacement

174.1

247.8

239.1

60.9

181.6

903.5

241.2

1,144.8

Subtotal (Inventory maintenance)

205

256.9

363.7

337.5

358.4

1,521.4

1,693.6

3,215.1

Inventory enhancement

877.3

786.5

744.1

774.6

1,263.30

4,445.8

5,920.3

10,366.1

Total

1,082.3

1,043.4

1,107.8

1,112.1

1,621.7

5,967.2

7,613.9

13,581.2

Source: QIP 2020–2030

 

Through these investments, the provincial government aims to achieve the following targets:

 

 

Table 2 provides information about key transport projects involving investment of over CAD20 million and their proposed allocation in the coming years.

 

Table 2: Key transport projects having investment of over CAD20 million

Project

Before 2020–21

2020–2030 QIP

Subtotal

Partners’ contribution

Total

2020–21

2021–30

Total

Replacement of Montréal Métro, AZUR Métro cars

1,400.8

3.1

188.5

191.6

1,592.4

530.0

2,122.4

Purchase of additional cars for Montréal Métro, additional cars for AZUR Métro

36.8

94.8

169.3

264.1

300.9

279.8

580.7

Maintenance and enhancement of Montréal Métro, Réno-Systèmes programme (Phase IV)

125.2

68.4

200.5

269

394.1

175.9

570

Maintenance and enhancement of Montréal Métro, Réno-Systèmes programme (Phase III)

218.3

11.1

33.3

44.4

262.7

237.3

500

Construction of STM’s Côte-Vertu garage

121.2

56

83.6

139.6

260.7

178.5

439.2

Replacement of exo’s commuter train network diesel locomotives

0.3

9.6

249.9

259.5

259.8

101.1

360.9

Construction of exo’s Pointe-Saint-Charles maintenance centre

192.5

15.7

0.9

16.6

209.1

102.6

311.7

Montréal Métro Réno-Infrastructures programme (Phase II)

86.6

33.6

91.6

125.2

211.8

88.2

300

Montréal Métro, Station accessibility programme(Phase I)

27.3

33.1

144.6

177.7

205

74.0

279

Reconstruction of STM’s Crémazie complex

37.3

8.8

44.7

53.5

91.3

165.3

256.6

Montréal Métro, Réno-Infrastructures programme (Phase I)

164.3

1.9

11

12.9

177.2

72.8

250.0

Passageway and pedestrian walkway at the Vendôme multimodal hub

52.2

41.1

17.1

58.2

110.3

-

110.3

Maintenance and enhancement of Montréal Métro, MR-73 fleet

25.4

7.7

17.1

24.8

50.2

18.8

69

Replacement of STM’s hybrid buses

10

14.3

-

14.3

24.2

36.4

60.6

Integrated rapid bus transit (BRT) service on Boulevard Pie-IX between Montréal and Laval

86.9

75.4

123.7

199.2

286

107.8

393.8

Replacement of exo’s commuter train network, passenger cars (type 2000)

30.8

14.2

29.5

43.7

74.4

28.8

103.2

Expansion of STO’s Rapibus reserved lanes (Phase II)

2.5

9.6

19.2

28.8

31.3

15.4

46.7

Total

2,618.4

498.4

1,424.5

1,923.2

4,541.4

2,212.7

6,754.1

Source: QIP 2020–2030

 

(1 CAD [Canadian Dollar] = 0.78 USD)