TRAVEL GREEN: Soon on our roads, RTL hybrid buses
Longueuil, August 29th, 2014 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) hybrid buses are finally ready for their entry into service. They feature the RTL colors and a new slogan VOYAGEZ VERT – AUTOBUS HYBRIDE. As announced earlier this spring, 13 RTL hybrid buses will gradually do their entries in the Longueuil agglomeration.
Even though a bus saves some 168 tons of pollutants per year compared to a car, the hybrid bus models should further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 25%. Going green does not only benefit the air quality, it also reduces noise pollution. A reduction in fuel consumption as well as in maintenance costs related to the motor and brakes will result in substantial financial savings.
“By acquiring buses with hybrid drive system, the RTL is taking a major step in the electrification of transportation in accordance with the framework of our Vision d’ensemble 2013-2022. Better services for our customers while reducing our impact on the environment, this is the driving force behind our commitment to our community” indicated the President of the RTL Board of Directors.
About the RTL
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wants to be the leading player in the mobility of persons on the territory of the five cities of the Longueuil agglomeration. As the third public transit organization in importance in Québec, it makes more than 35 million trips a year. The RTL is an important employer with its 1085 employees and therefore participates in the region’s economic vitality.
Involved in its milieu, the RTL is an integral part of the life of the people and the community as it provides effective, innovative and adapted solutions to the always evolving needs of its customers. The RTL places the betterment of the citizens’ quality of life at the center of its commitment.
Public Affairs Advisor
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
450 442-8600, ext. 8145