The Corporation and its Mission
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (The Corporation) is a crown corporation reporting to Infrastructure Canada. The Corporation is accountable to Parliament for the conduct of its affairs through the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Québec.
The Corporation new mission, vision and values in 2013 are:
Ensure a safe passage for users through the management, maintenance, and rehabilitation of our infrastructure by optimizing traffic flow and respecting the environment
JCCBI will pursue its development so as to consolidate its position as a manager of important infrastructure works, a leader in its field through responsible, preventive, and systemic management
- TEAM WORK
The Corporation is financed mainly through parliamentary appropriations. Revenues from other sources, such as leases and licenses, also contribute to its funding, but to a less significant extent.
Its main activities fall into two specific sectors, namely Engineering and Construction, and Operations and Maintenance. Administrative departments, such as Legal Affairs, Procurement, Finance, Human Resources and Communications, support these two sectors.
The Engineering and Construction department manages the activities connected with major construction, renovation and repair projects that are related to the components of civil and road engineering structures, such as piers, beams, decks, steel structures, foundations, pavement and painting.
The Operations and Maintenance department oversees and manages contracts for snow removal, the spreading of abrasives, road cleaning and maintenance, landscaping, replacement of guardrails, sealing cracks and lubricating bearings, maintenance and operation of systems that control lane signals, surveillance cameras, electrical distribution and road lighting.
The Sûreté du Québec polices the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges, the Bonaventure Expressway and the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure under the terms of a contractual agreement.
Since 1982, a reserved bus lane has been operational during rush hours on the Champlain Bridge. The Agence métropolitaine de transport, a provincial government agency responsible for public transit, operates the reserved lane.
The Corporation’s Board of Directors is made up of five members, including the CEO of The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated.
The Corporation currently employs around 120 permanent positions.