Environment - REM project
REM's environmental approach is founded on best practices: avoid, reduce, offset. We made several adjustments to the route during the planning phase and implemented voluntary initiatives.
Once in service, the REM will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 680,000 tonnes over 25 years of operation.
Through a voluntary partnership with Earth Day and the 375000arbres.org program, 250,000 trees will be planted to offset the GHG emissions produced during the construction phase.
An agricultural land trust will be created to recognize and revitalize the agricultural lands bordering the Rive-Sud terminal station, in partnership with the Union des producteurs agricoles and the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.
Sustainable mobility and transportation event
Agreements have been reached with sustainable mobility partners to diversify travel options between home and the station, such as car sharing, carpooling and electric taxis.
680,000 tonnes fewer GHGs over 25 years of operation
Creation of an agricultural land trust at the Rive-Sud terminal station
Protection of wetlands and development of wildlife crossings
250,000 trees planted in partnership with Earth Day
3 new downtown stations to better serve users
A solution focused on sustainable mobility
First series of project enhancements: acquisition of CN overpass, route modification in the Technoparc Montréal sector, moving of equipment from the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue station, thereby eliminating impacts on wetlands, heritage and more.
Second series of project enhancements: three new downtown stations, including two new connections to the Montréal metro.
Third series of project enhancements: development of wildlife crossings, undertakings to preserve natural environments and more.
Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement
The Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) held public hearings on the REM project in fall 2016. For more information about the process and the report issued by the BAPE, visit the organization’s website.