The GSDAM is delighted with the aspects of the transportation plan that are beneficial to Dorval's development
Le Groupe de soutien au développement des aéroports de Montréal
Montreal, April 13, 2000 The Groupe de Soutien au Développement des Aéroports de Montréal, which is made up of representatives of some fifteen socio-economic organizations of the Greater Montreal area and of municipal and civil aviation industry officials, said it was delighted with the course of action of the metropolitan area transportation plan where it facilitates access to the Dorval Airport.
The renovation of the Dorval highway interchange is a major improvement area in view of the ever-increasing number of passengers using Dorval airport. This government decision confirms the growth prospects for Dorval air traffic and activity.
We are also pleased to see the government actually intends to provide rail transportation access to the Dorval Airport facilities. We sincerely hope that the feasibility study on the construction of a rapid rail transit line between downtown Montreal and Dorval will have positive results and that this link will be built quickly
We believe that direct rail links with the airport have an extremely promising potential in terms of enhancing the airport's dynamism, as such links are directly responsible for increasing the number of potential users. We also believe it is important to speed up the consultations regarding ADM's project of building another rail link to Ottawa.
We hope the federal government will also contribute to these projects, specifically the renovation of the Dorval highway interchange and the construction of a Dorval airport to downtown Montreal rail transit link as well as a rail link between Dorval airport and Ottawa. We hope that all parties to these projects will make every effort to provide Dorval airport with efficient surface transportation links. There is no doubt that ease of access will help consolidate airport activity and, as a consequence, it will contribute to the development of this major regional economic tool.
The Groupe de soutien au développement des aéroports de Montréal (GSDAM) is composed of the following organizations: the West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce, the Office des congrès et du tourisme du grand Montréal, the Chambre de commerce de l'Est de Montréal, the Association de la recherche industrielle du Québec, the Saint-Laurent Chamber of Commerce, the CRD de l'Île de Montréal, Montréal International, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, the Regroupement d'employés de l'aviation, the Ville de Montréal, the Alliance des manufacturiers et exportateurs du Québec, the Conference of Suburban Mayors, and the Chambre de Commerce de la Rive-Sud.
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has more than 7 000 members. Its mission is to be the leading group representing the interests of the Greater Montreal business community. The objectives are to maintain, at all times, relevance to its membership, credibility towards the public and influence towards government and decision-makers.