MONTRÉAL, Oct. 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - This morning during a press conference held in Outremont, 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, a financial aid of $235 500 granted to Netlift, as part of the Technoclimat program. This government program aims to promote innovation relating to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
In light of this financial aid, Netlift announces the takeoff of a major pilot project involving the four large regional county municipalities of the South Shore of Montreal. These territories will be the most affected by the traffic congestion from the upcoming construction on the Champlain Bridge and the Turcot interchange. A close collaboration with the Réseau de transport de Longueuil will allow for the validation of transport results, efficiency gains and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Netlift is a leading web and mobile app for mixed mode commuting which can connect travelers with drivers willing to share available space in their vehicle. This platform has been developed to complement the service of public transit while connecting traveling paths.
"Netlift offers an innovative and affordable solution that will resolve recurring traffic issues of the Greater Montreal region. The arrival of large construction sites such as the Turcot interchange and the Champlain Bridge will bring on major coordination issues and using Netlift is the solution to 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, thus creating innovative and affordable options that positively affect commuters across the transport network," adds Colette Éthier, president of the administrative council of the RTL.
Netlift is a benchmark platform for intermodal rideshare. Equipped with a unique technology entirely developed in Quebec, the Netlift app proposes the most effective route options to address its users travel needs. The app also offers a system of micro-payments and communication between its users.
For further information: Florence Petit-Gagnon, [email protected], 514-516-7412