(Quebec) The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) recommends a tramway for the capital and does not see the need for a third highway link, according to Radio-Canada sources who were able to consult the study it is set to unveil this week.

These sources indicate that CDPQ Infra, however, recommends returning to the route between Le Gendre and Charlesbourg. This is the route originally proposed by Régis Labeaume in March 2018 when he announced the tram project. Charlesbourg had since been replaced by D’Estimauville after an intervention by the Legault government.

CDPQ Infra would recommend going to D’Estimauville in a second phase of the project, and to Lebourgneuf as a third link, again according to Radio-Canada.

The study would also recommend making the tramway carriages smaller, to reduce the size of the tunnel between Upper and Lower Town – and therefore the costs – in addition to saving some mature trees.

The Caisse also analyzed six routes for a possible third link, but would not retain any of them. It notes, however, that it could be appropriate to implement a rapid bus service in Lévis, on Guillaume-Couture Boulevard.

The Caisse report was presented to the CAQ caucus of the Capitale-Nationale on Monday, again according to the state corporation.