Social acceptability - REM project
Social acceptability is a condition for a projects success, just like the economic and environmental criteria. This is why we have set up meetings to exchange and inform citizens throughout the REM project.
Meeting the communities
Open house events
We met with more than 16,000 members of the public during the planning phase in 2016 and 2017. The open house evenings allowed citizens to learn about the REM and to put their questions to the project experts.
Municipalities, transport companies and interest groups regularly organize workshops. We also met with hundreds of experts prior to the project, including environmental groups and heritage specialists.
An ongoing dialogue
The exchange of information process will continue throughout the construction phase with information sessions, open houses and neighbourhood committee meetings.
A dedicated team
We have set up a community relations office with a dedicated team that serves various work sectors. Its mission is to inform local residents, answer questions and follow up on any complaints.
First series of project enhancements: measures to protect wetlands (Technoparc, Sainte Anne de Bellevue), farmland (Brossard) and heritage buildings (Griffintown).
Second series of project enhancements: addition of three new downtown stations to improve service and connections.
Third series of project enhancements: development of wildlife crossings at several locations along the route and additional undertakings to preserve natural environments.
Once in service, the REM will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 680,000 tonnes over 25 years. Find out more about our commitment to the environment.