RTL announces three new lines accessible at all times for people with reduced mobility
Longueuil, June 4, 2015 – The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), Colette Éthier, is proud to announce three new lines that will be accessible at all times for people with reduced mobility.
“We are pleased to be making this announcement as part of the Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées. In keeping with its universal accessibility development plan, the RTL is adapting three lines to be accessible at all times for people with a functional limitation, namely lines 4, 6, and 106, which serve the cities of Brossard, Longueuil and Saint-Lambert,” Ms. Éthier declared.
More specifically, lines 6 and 106 serve downtown Saint-Lambert and the Mail Champlain, whereas line 4 serves Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne and the École régionale du Vent-Nouveau. Starting August 24, each bus on these lines will have a reserved seat for people using a powered mobility aid, such as a wheelchair or a 3-wheel or 4-wheel scooter. The driver will deploy an access ramp at the front door to allow these passengers to board. This will also make getting around easier for families with strollers. Lines 4, 6, and 106 are in addition to line 74, which has been accessible to passengers with powered mobility aids since 2012.
“This announcement reflects the RTL’s desire to strive for bus service that is universally accessible to all of its clients, regardless of functional limitations. The universal RTL provides riders with the undeniable benefits of increased flexibility, freedom to travel, independence and spontaneity,” the Chairman concluded.
Once the service is introduced at the end of August, citizens can consult the www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca website or contact Customer Service at 450-463-0131 for more information, specifically with respect to the allowable dimensions of powered mobility aids.
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