Last week, the Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec announced the construction of a new light-rail network in the Montreal region. According to the Caisse, this new network will be fully accessible. But can we be sure?
“Parent, whose group is pushing for the province to adopt a law that would require all public transit to have wheelchair access, said she is still skeptical because there have been many unfulfilled promises about universal accessibility in the past. The new Mascouche line was supposed to be fully accessible, but the Agence métropolitaine de transport has gone back on that promise, saying it would cost too much to make the Mount-Royal and Canora stations accessible.”
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