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PROCESS WELL UNDERWAY IN LONGUEUIL

Monday November 18, 2019

Longueuil, November 7, 2019 — Longueuil citizens had the opportunity to weigh in during the public consultations held by the RTL on October 9 and November 6. Participants at these sessions shared their thoughts and opinions about the restructuring of the RTL’s network.

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RTL: ECONOMIC CATALYST

Monday November 18, 2019

Longueuil, November 18, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is actively contributing to the economic development of the region. In fact, according to a study conducted and recently updated by the Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ), 67% of the RTL’s expenditures were made in the Montérégie administrative region. In 2017, this represented $97.3 million.

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RTL EMPLOYEE WINS THE EDWARD J. DOWLING DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD FROM THE CANADIAN URBAN TRANSIT ASSOCIATION (CUTA)

Thursday November 14, 2019

Longueuil, November 14, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to announce that François Carrière, supervisor of the metropolitan corridor of the reserved lane on the Champlain Bridge and now the Samuel de Champlain Bridge, has won the Edward J. Dowling Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA).

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RTL PARTNERS WITH OPERATION RED NOSE LONGUEUIL–RIVE-SUD

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Longueuil, November 5, 2019 - For the fifth consecutive year, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is partnering with Operation Red Nose Longueuil–Rive-Sud and encouraging citizens to use a safe method of transportation for their holiday festivities.

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CONTACT+ INFORMS RTL PARATRANSIT USERS OF VEHICLE’S IMMINENT ARRIVAL

Friday November 01, 2019

Longueuil, November 1, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is taking its communications with paratransit users to the next level by implementing phase 2 of the new automated call system CONTACT+. Users will now be informed of the imminent arrival of their vehicle a few minutes before their scheduled departure time.

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IMPRESSIVE TURNOUT BY BOUCHERVILLE RESIDENTS

Thursday October 31, 2019

Longueuil, October 31, 2019 - As part of the review of its service offer, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) held its fourth public consultation last night at the Centre communautaire Saint-Louis in Boucherville. More than 60 citizens—regular and occasional public transit users—participated in the lively public consultation.

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ATUQ RECOGNITION AWARD

Monday October 28, 2019

Longueuil, October 28, 2019 – Last Thursday, during the annual conference of the Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ), the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) was recognized for its work in developing the RTL à la demande project, the app-based on-call taxi service in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville.

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SERVICE ADDITIONS AND CHANGES AT THE RTL

Friday October 11, 2019

Longueuil, October 9, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to inform users of upcoming changes to the schedules and routes on certain lines in the aim of improving service on the network.

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SPECIAL THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Longueuil, October 9, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to remind users that a special schedule will be in effect on Monday, October 14, for Thanksgiving Day. The modified schedule will apply to all RTL services.

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RTL: YOUR PARTNER FOR CULTURAL OUTINGS

Thursday October 03, 2019

Longueuil, October 3, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is renewing its partnership with Théâtre de la Ville for the fifth consecutive year and the theatre's 2019-2020 season.

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RTL TO HOLD ROAD SAFETY ACTIVITY

Thursday October 03, 2019

Longueuil, October 3, 2019 – With road safety being one of its priorities, once again this year the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will hold an awareness-raising activity open to public transit users, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, on October 10, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., on the esplanade at Place Charles-Le Moyne.

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NEW LARGE-CAPACITY BUS SHELTER ON MARIE-VICTORIN IN LONGUEUIL

Wednesday October 02, 2019

Longueuil, October 1, 2019 — The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to inform users of lines 20, 25, 76, 81, and 125 that a new bus shelter has been installed on boulevard Marie Victorin, at the intersection of rue Geoffrion, in the direction of the Longueuil terminal.

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FOUR PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE MOBILITY NEEDS ON THE AGGLOMÉRATION’S TERRITORY

Tuesday September 24, 2019

Longueuil, September 24, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is continuing its series of public consultations in various cities throughout the Agglomération de Longueuil in the lead-up to the review of its public transit network.

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FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE FOR THE DÉFI DES GÉNÉRATIONS

Wednesday September 18, 2019

Longueuil, September 18, 2019 – As the official transit provider of the Défi des générations contre le cancer 2019, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to support the Fondation Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne by providing public transit to Parc Poly-aréna in Brossard on Saturday, September 28.

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RTL PARTNERS WITH PARC EN FÊTE

Monday September 16, 2019

Longueuil, September 16, 2019 – As the official transit provider of Parc en fête, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will provide free service on lines 8 and 42 to the event site at Parc de la Cité.

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FIFTEEN NEW MINIBUSES: IMPROVED COMFORT FOR PARATRANSIT USERS

Wednesday September 04, 2019

Longueuil, September 3, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), in collaboration with Transdev, is modernizing its fleet of minibuses for paratransit users. Seven new vehicles will be in service starting this week, and the entire fleet will be upgraded by the end of 2019. These new minibuses will offer several new features for improved user comfort.

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SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR LABOUR DAY

Monday August 26, 2019

Longueuil, August 26, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to remind users that a special schedule will be in effect on Monday, September 2, for Labour Day. The modified schedule will apply to all RTL services.

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PLAGE EN FÊTE: GET THERE WITH THE BUS DES ÎLES!

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Longueuil, July 31, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to announce that it will partner with Ville de Longueuil’s Plage en fête event, to be held on August 10 and 11. Exceptionally, users will be able to ride the Bus des Îles for free that weekend on presentation of a coupon for a free ride.

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Saint-Lambert en Fête: free service

Monday August 12, 2019

Longueuil, August 12, 2019 – For the fourth consecutive year, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will act as the official transit provider for Saint-Lambert en Fête, which will take place from August 22 to 25 in downtown Saint-Lambert.

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SEVEN NEW ACCESSIBLE LINES STARTING AUGUST 19

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Longueuil, August 7, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is announcing the introduction of seven new, universally accessible lines—3, 10, 17, 21, 39, 41 and 43—bringing to 16 the total number of accessible lines on its network.

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FESTIN CULTUREL IN BROSSARD: IT’S A DATE!

Friday August 02, 2019

Longueuil, August 2, 2019 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) and Ville de Brossard are once again teaming up this year for the Festin Culturel, to take place on August 9 and 10 at Parc Sorbonne in Brossard.

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2018 annual report: A vision for the future of transit

Thursday August 01, 2019

Longueuil, August 1, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 annual report, which paints a highly positive portrait of its achievements and highlights the growth of the organization and its services in 2018.

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Details on delays for users at the Downtown terminal

Tuesday July 23, 2019

Longueuil, July 19, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to reassure users about the delays experienced at the Downtown terminal.

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OSM IN THE PARKS IN BROSSARD: GET THERE WITH THE RTL!

Wednesday July 17, 2019

Longueuil, July 17, 2019 - For the fourth consecutive year, the RTL is partnering with the city of Brossard to present OSM in the Parks, on July 25 at Parc Sorbonne in Brossard. A free shuttle service will be available for spectators.

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Know exactly when the next bus will arrive!

Monday July 15, 2019

Longueuil, July 15, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is making a new feature available in the Chrono mobile app. Thanks to an artificial intelligence system developed by exo, users can now see exactly when the next bus will arrive, in real time.

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More than 6,000 students to travel with RTL!

Monday July 08, 2019

Longueuil, July 8, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to announce that it has renewed its agreements with the Marie-Victorin and Riverside school boards, which will allow more than 6,000 students to use the RTL’s public transit services.

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RTL PARTNERS WITH LA GRANDE GOURMANDISE

Sunday June 30, 2019

Longueuil, May 30, 2019 - Once again this year, the RTL will serve as the official transit provider for La Grande Gourmandise, to take place on June 14, 15 and 16 in Boucherville.

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LONG LIVE SUMMER: KIDS RIDE FOR FREE!

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Longueuil, June 21, 2019 - In the hopes of becoming the go-to summer transit provider for citizens of the Agglomération de Longueuil, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is allowing children age 11 and under to ride its buses for free all summer long, from June 24 to August 30, inclusively, and on weekends and holidays during the rest of the year.

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2019 RENDEZ-VOUS DE LA MAIRIE: RTL TAKES PART IN THE FESTIVITIES

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Longueuil, June 26, 2019 - The citizens of the Agglomération de Longueuil will once again be able to rely on the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) to get to the 2019 Rendez-vous de la Mairie, to take place on July 4 at Parc de la Rivière-aux-Pins.

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RTL TO SERVE AS OFFICIAL TRANSIT PROVIDER FOR FÊTE NATIONALE DU QUÉBEC IN LONGUEUIL

Wednesday June 19, 2019

Longueuil, June 19, 2019 - Fête nationale du Québec festivities will take place on June 24 at Parc Michel-Chartrand. The RTL is partnering with Ville de Longueuil to facilitate access to the site by offering a shuttle service and free rides on certain lines.

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SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC CONSULTATION IN BROSSARD

Tuesday June 18, 2019

Brossard residents welcome RTL public consultation

Longueuil, June 18, 2019 - As part of a review of its service offer, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) held its second public consultation last night at the Centre socioculturel Alphonse-Lepage in Brossard.

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SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR FÊTE NATIONALE DU QUÉBEC AND CANADA DAY

Monday June 17, 2019

Longueuil, June 17, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to remind users that special schedules for the Fête nationale du Québec and Canada Day will be in effect on Monday, June 24 and Monday, July 1. These modified schedules will apply to all RTL services.

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RTL COMPAGNON: IMPROVING ACCESSIBILITY

Friday June 14, 2019

Longueuil, June 14, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), in collaboration with Mass Factory and Catalonia Trade & Investment, is launching an accessibility and support pilot project for users with various cognitive limitations.

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RTL ANNOUNCES SERVICE CHANGES

Wednesday June 12, 2019

Longueuil, June 12, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to inform users of changes to the schedules and routes of certain lines this summer.

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Improving quality of life in Boucherville through the addition of public transit services and infrastructure

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Boucherville, June 11, 2019 - In the aim of continuously improving public transit services and infrastructure, Boucherville, in collaboration with the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), is pleased to announce that the new De Montarville park-and-ride lot, located at 260 boulevard De Montarville, is now open and ready for use.

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BUS DES ÎLES SEASON UNDERWAY

Monday June 10, 2019

Longueuil, June 10, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), in collaboration with Ville de Longueuil, the Sépaq, and Tourisme Montérégie, is pleased to announce the launch of the third season of Bus des îles, which is now regular RTL line 261.

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RTL PARTNERS WITH FESTIVAL BESIDE

Friday June 07, 2019

Longueuil, June 7, 2019 - Festival BESIDE, a celebration of nature and culture, will take place from June 14 to 16 at Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville. As the event’s official transit provider, the RTL will provide shuttles from the Longueuil metro and from the Radisson metro in Montréal.

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION IN BROSSARD

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Longueuil, June 3, 2019 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is preparing to review its service offer and wants to hear from users about their needs and priorities. A public consultation will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 7 p.m., at the Centre socioculturel Alphonse Lepage.

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RTL À LA DEMANDE REWARDED!

Friday May 31, 2019

Longueuil, May 31, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville are thrilled to announce that the Prix Carrefour action municipale et famille (CAMF) was awarded to RTL à la demande, the transit corporation’s dynamic app-based transit service, on May 30 in Roberval during the CAMF’s 31st annual conference.

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RTL TO SERVE AS OFFICIAL TRANSIT PROVIDER FOR THE AÉROSALON

Monday May 27, 2019

Longueuil, May 27, 2019 - The RTL is pleased to play a role in the success of the AéroSalon by providing participants with transit service to École nationale d’aérotechnique (ÉNA) on June 1 and 2.

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RTL TO SERVE AS OFFICIAL TRANSIT PROVIDER FOR FESTIVAL CLASSICA

Friday May 17, 2019

Longueuil, May 17, 2019 - For the fifth consecutive year, the RTL will serve as the official transit provider for Festival Classica, to be held from May 24 to June 16.

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RTL PARTNERS WITH LA NUIT DE L’HUMOUR

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Longueuil, May 15, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to partner with the city of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville for La Nuit de l’humour, set to take place on May 16 at Centre Marcel-Dulude.

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RTL PARTNERS WITH MARATHON SSQ ASSURANCE DE LONGUEUIL

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Longueuil, May 13, 2019 - For the fourth consecutive year, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will partner with the Marathon SSQ Assurance de Longueuil, to take place on May 18 and 19 in Longueuil.

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CLOSURE OF A SECTION OF ROUTE 116: FREE SERVICE ON LINES 91, 92, 98, 99, 192 and 199, and RTL à la demande

Thursday May 09, 2019

Longueuil, May 9, 2019 - Following the announcement by the Ministère des Transports du Québec of a lane closure on Route 116 Ouest (toward Longueuil), just east of boulevard Seigneurial in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is announcing that citizens will be able to use certain lines and the RTL à la demande service for free.

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SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR NATIONAL PATRIOTS’ DAY

Thursday May 09, 2019

Longueuil, May 9, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to remind users that a special schedule will be in effect on Monday, May 20, National Patriots’ Day. The modified schedule will apply to all RTL services.

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THE RTL RECOGNIZES ISABELLE BÉRUBÉ

Monday May 06, 2019

Longueuil, May 6, 2019 - During the monthly public meeting of the Board of Directors of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) on May 2, the Board members recognized Isabelle Bérubé’s contribution to the organization over the past four years.

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RTL PARTNERS WITH RIDE OF SILENCE

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Longueuil, May 1, 2019 - For the ninth consecutive year, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will partner with the South Shore Ride of Silence, which will take place in Longueuil on May 15.

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RTL PARTNERS WITH THE SOURCE BLEUE WALK

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Longueuil, April 24, 2019 – For the fourth consecutive year, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will act as official transit provider for the Fondation Source Bleue walk, to be held on May 5 in Boucherville.

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SPECIAL EASTER SCHEDULE

Friday April 12, 2019

Longueuil, April 12, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to remind users that a special Easter schedule will be in effect on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22. The modified schedule will apply to all RTL services.

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RTL CONTRIBUTES TO COMMUNITY LIFE - Shuttles to major events

Friday April 05, 2019

Longueuil, April 5, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to announce the renewal of several partnership agreements that will ensure users can continue to ride several lines for free during cultural and sporting events in the Agglomération.

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BUS DES ÎLES Now a permanent service

Thursday April 04, 2019

Longueuil, April 4, 2019 - The Board of Directors of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) gave its approval today for the new summer line 261. With two successful seasons behind it, the Bus des îles is now a regular line serving two highly popular recreational tourism destinations.

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NEW PRESSURE TACTICS BY TAXI DRIVERS MAJOR IMPACTS EXPECTED ON RTL’S PARATRANSIT, SHARED TAXI AND RTL À LA DEMANDE SERVICES

Thursday April 04, 2019

Longueuil, April 4, 2019 - The new pressure tactics announced by the taxi industry for Friday, April 5, will have major repercussions on the Réseau de transport de Longueuil’s (RTL) paratransit, shared taxi and RTL à la demande services.

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SPRING SERVICE CHANGES AT THE RTL

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Longueuil, March 26, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to inform users of changes made to the schedules and routes of certain lines in the aim of improving service.

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RETURN TO NORMAL FOR PARATRANSIT, SHARED TAXI AND RTL À LA DEMANDE SERVICES

Monday March 25, 2019

Longueuil, March 25, 2019 - All paratransit, shared taxi and RTL à la demande services provided by the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will return to normal as of Tuesday morning, March 26, 2019.

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PRESSURE TACTICS BY TAXI DRIVERS MAJOR IMPACTS EXPECTED ON RTL’S PARATRANSIT, SHARED TAXI AND RTL À LA DEMANDE SERVICES

Saturday March 23, 2019

Longueuil, March 23, 2019 - The pressure tactics announced by the taxi industry, set to begin on Monday, March 25, could have major impacts on the Réseau de transport de Longueuil’s (RTL) paratransit, shared taxi and RTL à la demande services.

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RTL TAKES STOCK OF ITS DECISION TO PULL NOVA BUS SERIES-E HYBRID BUSES

Friday March 22, 2019

Longueuil, March 22, 2019 - After deciding to take its Nova Bus Series-E buses off the road last night, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to announce that its service was running at 95% during this morning’s rush hour.

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RTL PULLS BUSES FOR SAFETY REASONS

Thursday March 21, 2019

Longueuil, March 21, 2019 - Due to a power steering problem in certain models of Nova Bus hybrid buses delivered between 2017 and 2019, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has taken these buses off the road for emergency inspections.

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EXTENSION OF YELLOW LINE, TRAMWAY ON TASCHEREAU: RTL WELCOMES MEASURES ADOPTED IN PROVINCIAL BUDGET

Thursday March 21, 2019

Longueuil, March 21, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) welcomes the announcements made today by the provincial government during the tabling of its budget.

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STAY INFORMED WITH CHRONO

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Longueuil, March 13, 2019 - Users of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) can now receive real-time updates of possible disruptions on their regular route thanks to Chrono notifications. A new feature in the app now lets users select their favourite bus lines, bus stops and departure times, and receive messages about them.

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SKIBUS TO RUN UNTIL MARCH 31

Wednesday February 27, 2019

Service also available during school break

Longueuil, February 27, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will be extending the 2019 season of the SkiBus line (299) until March 31, including every day of the school break from March 4-8. The line has been transporting passengers to Ski Saint-Bruno and Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno from the Longueuil terminal every weekend since January.

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ENVIABLE ON-TIME PERFORMANCE AT THE RTL

Thursday February 21, 2019

Longueuil, February  21, 2019 – Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) buses were on schedule 85.8% of the time in 2018, exceeding the Agglomération de Longueuil network’s target rate.

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THINGS ARE HEATING UP AT THE RTL IN 2019!

Monday February 04, 2019

Longueuil, February 4, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is starting 2019 off on the right foot with several projects that will benefit its users.

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CANADA’S BEST EMPLOYERS: RTL RANKS 10TH

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Longueuil, January 30, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has ranked tenth on the list of Canada’s 300 best employers, which was released yesterday by Forbes magazine. In Québec, the RTL occupies fifth place.

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LINES 22 AND 161 IN LONGUEUIL AND BOUCHERVILLE

Thursday January 17, 2019

Longueuil, January 17, 2019 - With major work looming on the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Bridge-Tunnel and the construction on Route de l’Aéroport in Longueuil, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to remind the public about the introduction of lines 22 and 161, which will improve service at the Longueuil–Saint-Hubert train station and access to the Longueuil metro from Boucherville.

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