Financing from Technoclimat funds: Netlift launches a project to help lighten anticipated traffic congestion on Champlain Bridge and theTurcot interchange
Montreal, October 3, 2014 - During a press conference held in Outremont this morning, the Minister of Culture and Communications and minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French language, Mrs. Hélène David, announced on behalf of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Pierre Arcand, that Netlift will receive $235,500 in financial aid as part of the Technoclimat program. This government program aims to promote innovation concerning the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
In light of this financial aid, Netlift is announcing the launching of a major pilot project involving the four large regional county municipalities of the South Shore of Montreal. These are the regions that will be the most affected by traffic congestion due to upcoming construction on the Champlain Bridge and the Turcot interchange. Working in close collaboration with the Réseau de transport de Longueuil will contribute to transport results, efficiency gains and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Netlift is a leading web and mobile app for mixed mode commuting that connect travelers with drivers willing to share available space in their vehicle. The platform has been developed to complement public transit services while linking traveling routes.
“Netlift is an innovative and affordable solution that will resolve recurring traffic issues in the Greater Montreal region. The opening of large construction sites on the Turcot interchange and the Champlain Bridge is going to create major coordination issues, and using Netlift is the solution for both traffic congestion and atmospheric pollution,” says Netlift president, Marc-Antoine Ducas.
"By proposing travel connections between both driven and public transport routes, the Netlift app offers a complementary solution to RTL services, creating innovative and affordable options that positively affect commuters across the transport network," adds Colette Éthier, president of the RTL administrative council.
Netlift is a benchmark platform for intermodal ridesharing. Equipped with unique technology entirely developed in Quebec, the Netlift app proposes the most efficient route options to meet its users’ travel needs. The app also offers a micro-payment system and enables communication between users.
For more information:
Public Affairs Advisor
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
450 442-8600, ext. 8145