Public transit is the best way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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This was revealed by a study conducted by the Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ) in the regions of Québec-Lévis and Gatineau. Thus, annually, public transit services save nearly 654,000 tonnes of CO2, or 192,502 for Gatineau and 461,476 for Québec-Lévis.

“The results of the study certify the importance of public transit in limiting GHG emissions for the territories of Gatineau and Québec-Lévis, but just as much across Québec. We can also conclude that public transit offers its customers and all citizens a real option for reducing their own GHG emissions,” said Marc Denault, President of the ATUQ.

It should be remembered that at the provincial level, road transport released nearly 28.7 million tonnes of CO2 for the year 2018, or 35.6% of total emissions in Quebec.

“To reduce these emissions by 35%, a target set by the Quebec government’s Sustainable Mobility Policy (PMD), public transit is clearly an essential tool to be favored and supported,” the ATUQ said in a press release.

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