Pilot project at Laval University: the administration course will start later

News 15 March, 2018
  • Stephanie Martin

    Thursday, march 15, 2018 13:48

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    The faculty of administrative Sciences of the Laval University will be the first to modulate its course schedules to reduce congestion, beginning in the fall.

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    “The Laval University will launch a pilot project, to spread out the hours of the course,” said the president, Sophie D’amours, in the afternoon on Thursday, confirming the news released by The Newspaper on Thursday morning.

    Thus, some of the courses of this faculty the teachers will be volunteers will begin at 9 a.m. rather than 8: 30 am. This will not impact on the courses that start later, at 12: 30. The goal is to reduce the number of cars in the rush hour morning on the road network of the capital to alleviate congestion.

    An investigation will then be conducted with students and teachers. If the results of the pilot project are conclusive, the University will consider expanding the sprawl of the schedules to a greater number of courses.

    “The discussions with the government are ongoing to ensure the funding of this initiative,” said Ms. Love. “The University is continuing its search for solutions in transportation.”

    “This is a promising avenue for the future of mobility in Quebec city,” expressed the mayor of Québec, Régis Labeaume, who invites the other large employers in the region to follow the action of the University.

    A u-pass for students could be put in place as soon as 2019, has hinted the president of the réseau de transport de la capitale (RTC), Rémy Normand.