Public consultation on the Blue line extension: STM applauds the public’s participation and the commissioners’ work
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM), principal contractor of the Blue line extension, welcomes the filing of the report of the Commission that led the public consultation process deployed in February and March. A number of the recommendations contained in the report confirm that the STM's efforts are on track, and the STM will take the aspects raised by the commissioners into consideration to enhance the project.
The report contains 43 recommendations revolving around four main themes:
- Métro station design: architecture, culture, heritage, layout and safety
- Integration into existing environment: integrated mobility and future development
- Nuisance management during construction: mitigation measures and communication
- Project leadership: regional planning and information dissemination
At their core, these recommendations are based on the concerns and hopes communicated by citizens and organizations who asked questions or expressed opinions during the public consultation period.
Strong citizen participation
A total of 631 people attended the nine information and input evenings that were held, 85 inputs were submitted to the Commission and 50 participants completed the guided online survey. The STM thanks the members of the public for their strong participation and constructive contribution to dialogue, and applauds the professionalism shown by the commissioners throughout the process.
Following an exhaustive analysis of the report and discussions with the commissioners, the STM has prepared an action plan, aimed at implementing the reports' main recommendations. Some of the identified aspects are already in place or have been taken into consideration, and the commissioners' work as a whole will help the STM teams enhance the project and deliver infrastructure that meets the expectations of customers and citizens, while striving to comply with the project's key parameters.
Source : STM