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.
Once in service, REM will contribute to decreasing 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year or the equivalent of 30,000 fewer cars on the road in 24 hours.