Enhancing safety in the Greater Montreal Area
LONGUEUIL, QC, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada is investing $17,038,174 over three years, to enhance safety at the Aéroport Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil.
Funding will pay for the rehabilitation of Runway 06L-24R and Taxiways C, M and R, including electrical improvements and the replacement of the airfield drainage systems. This work will ensure continued safe airport operations for flight crews, passengers, and employees.
Funding is provided through Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
- To date, the Aéroport Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil has received over $18.6 million in funding for seven safety projects, through ACAP, including today's announcement.
- Previous projects included the purchase of a front-end loader, runway sweeper, self-propelled snow blower, and a snow plow truck with bucket and plow.
- Since the program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $682 million for 823 projects at 174 airports across the country.
"The Aéroport Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil is an important gateway for residents and businesses in this region. This work will ensure continued safe operation for flight crews, passengers, and employees while contributing to the economic and social well-being of the local community."
The Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
"I would like to thank the Government of Canada for this investment that will ensure the future of the airport at Saint-Hubert and help the airport maintain its related direct and indirect jobs. This investment confirms that all efforts during the past years were not in vain."
President of Développement Aéroport Saint-Hubert de Longueuil (DASH-L)
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SOURCE Transport Canada
For further information: Zach Segal, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055