The Québec City Convention Centre tests public transit event passes

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In accordance with its sustainable development principles, the Québec City Convention Centre is taking advantage of the annual meeting of the Union des municipalités du Québec to launch a pilot project encouraging participants to use public transportation.

Le Centre des congrès de Québec teste les laissez-passer Événement du RTC

As part of the project, the Québec City Convention Centre will be providing Event passes from the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) to the 800 participants at the meetings in Québec City from May 11 to 13. The passes are valid for unlimited travel over three consecutive days and are activated at the time of the user’s first trip. 

The Québec City Convention Centre, strategically located in the heart of the city, steps from hotels, restaurants, boutiques, and tourist attractions, is well served by the RTC, particularly by the Métrobus, an excellent way to access the city’s main activity hubs seven days a week. Participants staying in hotels in Sainte-Foy can quickly travel to the Convention Centre without having to worry about parking, or leave from it heading towards the main shopping centers.

“We’re testing the Event passes with meeting participants because we’re convinced that taking the bus is a quick and efficient method travelling to Parliament Hill and the Convention Centre,” said P.-Michel Bouchard, Québec City Convention Centre CEO. “We’re hoping that this initiative will help change participants’ transportation habits and contribute to sustainable mobility in Québec City.” 

“I would like to thank and congratulate the Québec City Convention Centre for this excellent initiative and I invite all participants at the 2016 UMQ annual meeting to take advantage of it. We often talk about the importance of investing in public transportation and encouraging citizens to use it to do their part locally in the global fight against climate change. This is a great way for municipal officials meeting in the Capitale-Nationale over the next few days to contribute by taking concrete action!” said Suzanne Roy, UMQ president and mayor of Sainte-Julie.

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