The Rapibus system links the Aylmer Road and Alexandre-Taché Boulevard reserved lanes to form a rapid transit system running from the east end to the west end of the city of Gatineau.
Pomerleau supervised the community's long-awaited project, which was supported by Gatineau's regional partners. With the help of its team of expert architects and engineers, Pomerleau finalized the design development, ensured value-added benefits, planned the schedule and supervised the entire work.
The Rapibus system runs along the existing railway in a two-way, 15-kilometre corridor, reserved exclusively for buses and bicycles and links the Gatineau and Hull burroughs and downtown Ottawa. The corridor includes 12 stations and incentive parking lots (with a total of 2,000 parking spaces), and a bike path. The railroad, which was moved several metres over, remains operational.
This project was part of a sustainable transportation and development effort to increase the use of public transit in the Outaouais region. According STO projections, the dedicated corridor will increase the number of bus commuters by 15% (25,000 passengers daily).This innovative project is expected to generate economic benefits for the region.