The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Mobility becomes a major business concern

On January 6, 2020, construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) will enter a new phase involving the complete closure of the Mount Royal Tunnel. This project will affect many workers who use the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche train line services. As a result, a series of solutions and mitigation measures were presented to the public last September.

Employers unite to find mobility solutions

In addition to these solutions, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, in collaboration with Quebec’s Ministère des Transports and the REM project office, held a workshop for employers in Greater Montréal to promote the best practices developed by companies that stand out as mobility champions. The workshop took place on October 7 and was attended by Minister Chantal Rouleau and Macky Tall, President and CEO of CDPQ Infra.

This workshop mobilized 200 business leaders and human resources managers. It provided an opportunity for participants to discuss mitigation measures and good practices already set up in their companies. Managers determined the conditions for the success of each proposed mobility solution, including car sharing, carpooling and teleworking.

The conclusions and good practices identified during this workshop will be published on the Chamber’s website in mid-November.

Creation of an employer committee for continuous discussion

This workshop was also the starting point for a new employer committee, which will be set up shortly. This committee will maintain a forum for communication to continue developing initiatives that can be implemented within companies. This committee will also support participating companies in using mobility tools.

More on REM projects

The public transit mitigation measures offered to users of the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche lines during the REM work were announced in September. This information is available on the Mobility Montréal website. You can also consult the proposed mitigation measures by sector.

Click here to download the detailed presentation of REM mitigation measures.
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