Water taxis linking Pointe-aux-Trembles to downtown coming back this summer

The water taxis linking Pointe-aux-Trembles to the Old Port are coming back.

Radio Canada reports the pilot project will begin in May and last until October and run for three years.

Last year the pilot project only lasted a week but the borough said it believed it was successful, with around 4600 people using it.

Sonia Melançon was one of them. It would take her an hour and 45 minutes to take two metros and a shuttle bus to get to work in Pointe-St-Charles. So she drives - which takes up to an hour. The water taxi gets her to the Old Port in about 20 to 30 minutes, "depending on the wind."

She told the Natasha Hall Show she's happy it's returning.

"It's awesome because it is fast, convenient and also pleasurable, so it's not only you're taking transit, you feel like you're on a cruise. It's a very nice time," said Melançcon.

"The thing that's great about this is that it makes me save time on my commute so I really love it."

A single fare costs $3.25. The departures will change from every hour to every half hour during rush hours, with room for 100 passengers.