An innovative pilot project to respond differently to the mobility needs of our clients
Longueuil, April 20, 2015 – On May 4, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will implement an on-call shared taxi pilot project. Serving a sparsely populated area, this on-call service aims to provide a different type of response to the mobility needs of its clientele.
“To improve our service offer, we provide more than just traditional bus service. We are looking for innovative public transit alternatives. To do things differently, we need to find different solutions, and that’s not just wishful thinking, as evidenced by the introduction of the on call shared taxi pilot project,” stated Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
More than ever, the RTL is focusing its actions and attention on its clients. In its 2013 2022 Vision d’ensemble strategic plan, developed in consultation with the five cities that comprise the Agglomération de Longueuil, the RTL undertook a major organizational shift toward improved collaboration among its resources and toward the deployment of a modernized service offer, adapted to the needs of its clients.
“This is why we are proud to announce the introduction of the on-call shared taxi pilot project by the Réseau de transport de Longueuil,” the Chairman added.
The taxi will follow a pre-determined route, and pick-ups can be scheduled from 24 hours to 30 minutes in advance, according to a set schedule. The T16 shared taxi will run between rue Saint-Roch and the Centre Commercial Place Greenfield Park along boulevard Taschereau, with a detour past Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne. The RTL will assess the feasibility of expanding this service to other, less densely populated sectors of the Agglomération de Longueuil. Details are available at the following address: www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/en-CA/services/shared-taxi
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil is the main transit provider for individuals within the five cities that comprise the Agglomération de Longueuil. The third-largest public transit organization in Québec, it makes over 35 million trips annually. With some 1,100 employees, the RTL is a major employer that contributes to the economic vitality of the region.
Ever receptive to its users, the RTL plays a key role in the lives of the people and the communities it serves by providing solutions that are efficient, innovative, and adapted to the evolving needs of its clientele. Improving quality of life for the citizens of the Agglomération de Longueuil is a top priority for the RTL.
Public Affairs Advisor
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
450-442-8600, ext. 8145