Wednesday December 05, 2012
The RTL adopts its 2013 rate schedule and launches a brand new transit fare: The “24-hour” fare.
Longueuil, December 5th, 2012 – Members of the RTL’s Board of Directors have adopted the new Réseau de transport de Longueuil rate schedule which will enter into effect on January 1st, 2013.
Launching of the new 24-hour fare
In order to encourage the use of public transit, whether for occasional or tourist purposes, the RTL launches its « 24-hour » rate. Exclusive to the Solo card and at a cost of only $8, this fare gives access to unlimited trips on the Réseau de transport de Longueuil network for 24 consecutive hours. This new fare represents a practical and economical alternative to cash payment. As a reminder, the Solo card is a card on which individual transit (tickets) or daily (24 hours) fares can be encoded and is cost saving. A Solo card ticket gives the user a transfer on the RTL network valid for a period of 90 minutes. On the other hand, with the 24-hour fare, the user has unlimited access to the RTL network.
« This initiative is in keeping with the Réseau de transport de Longueuil’s will to develop and encourage public transit while taking into account its customers’ needs, whether it be on a regular basis, occasionally or as a tourist » declares Mrs. Carole St-Hilaire, President of the RTL.
RTL’s increased rate corresponds to the average increase in the Greater Montreal region. Thus, the cost of a monthly fare at regular rate will increase from $84.50 to $87.00, whereas the monthly fare at reduced rate will rise from $50.00 to $52.00, or an increase of 3% respectively.
The cost for 6 tickets will go from $17.00 to $17.50, an increase of 2.9%, whereas the cost of reduced rate tickets will increase from $10.25 to $10.50 for 6 tickets. Finally, payments in cash will increase by $0.05 to $3.25.