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NEW PARTNERSHIP: RTL and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville

2016-12-21 00:00:00

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, December 20, 2016 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville are proud to announce their partnership in a pilot project that combines sports with public transit.

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Adoption of RTL’s 2017 budget

2016-12-13 00:00:00

Longueuil, December 9, 2016 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil’s (RTL) 2017 budget of $169.3 million was adopted at the Agglomération de Longueuil council’s public meeting held on December 8. There is a limited increase of 1.6% in the budget compared to 2016. Backed by sound management strategies and a common vision, the RTL was able to establish a plan for improving its customer service in order to strengthen and stimulate the growth of public transit in the Agglomération de Longueuil.

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RTL adopts its 2017 fare schedule

2016-12-09 00:00:00

Longueuil, December 8, 2016 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) adopted its new 2017 fare schedule at the public Board of Directors meeting held on December 7. The prices of the RTL’s local passes have increased by an average of 2%, comparable to the increase in Agence métropolitaine de transport fares, which determine the price of the TRAM 3 and TRAM 5 passes.

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RTL a leader in sustainable transportation

2016-12-06 00:00:00

Longueuil, December 6, 2016 - A pillar of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil’s (RTL) mission, sustainable transportation represents the very core of its vision. The RTL is very proud to announce that it has been honoured for its contribution to sustainable transportation in the form of a recognition award as part of the Certification Pro-mobilité durable program spearheaded by Voyagez futé, the commuter management centre for the central boroughs of Montréal and the South Shore.

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RTL and Operation Red Nose Longueuil/Rive-Sud renew partnership

2016-12-06 00:00:00

Longueuil, December 6, 2016 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to announce that it has renewed its agreement with Operation Red Nose Longueuil/Rive-Sud to encourage citizens of the Agglomération to celebrate responsibly by using an alternative form of transportation instead of driving home after an evening of festive cheer.

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RTL AND THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE RENEW THEIR ASSOCIATION TO PROMOTE CULTURE IN LONGUEUIL

2016-10-21 00:00:00

Longueuil, October 21, 2016 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) and Théâtre de la Ville (TDLV) are very proud to renew their association as part of a partnership that combines culture and public transit. The RTL, official transit provider of numerous cultural events within the Agglomération de Longueuil, is delighted to team up with Théâtre de la Ville, a key player in the cultural scene on the South Shore, for a second consecutive year.

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RTL recognized for its involvement in school transportation in agglomération de Longueil

2016-10-19 00:00:00

Longueuil, October 18, 2016 – During a gala evening held in Montréal on October 13 as part of the Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ) conference, under the theme Les conditions gagnantes d’une mobilité intégrée, the RTL’s partnerships team received a Reconnaissance ATUQ award.

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DÉFI SANS AUTO SOLO: RTL IN LINE TO KEEP ITS TITLE!

2016-09-21 00:00:00

Longueuil, September 15, 2016 – For the third year in a row, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will promote sustainable methods of transportation by once again participating in the Défi sans auto solo, an initiative of the Association des Centres de gestion des déplacements du Québec.

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RTL official public transit provider of 2016 Sommet des arts et de la musique de Longueil

2016-08-29 00:00:00

Longueuil, August 25, 2016 – For the second year in a row, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to serve as the official public transit provider of the Sommet des Arts et de la Musique de Longueuil (SAM). The summer edition of the SAM, to take place from September 1 to 5, will feature a rich and diverse program for spectators of all ages, including a variety of musical and cultural performances, at venues throughout Longueuil.

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RTL OFFICIAL PUBLIC TRANSIT PROVIDER OF SAINT-LAMBERT EN FÊTE

2016-08-15 00:00:00

Longueuil, August 15, 2016 – A partner of numerous cultural and recreational tourism events within the Agglomération de Longueuil, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to announce that it will be the official public transit provider of Saint-Lambert en Fête, which will take place August 25-28, 2016. Located in the heart of Saint-Lambert, this major festival, now in its 41st year, has plenty to offer for everyone: musical performances, exhibitors, street performers, not to mention the sidewalk sale on rue Victoria. Locals and visitors alike won’t want to miss this event.
 
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Three new accessible lines for people with reduced mobility

2016-08-08 00:00:00

Longueuil, August 2, 2016 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to announce the addition of three new accessible lines starting August 22. Lines 1, 77, and 177 have been selected for correspondence with the other accessible lines, which will allow passengers with reduced mobility to get around more easily within the Agglomération. These three lines bring the total of universally accessible lines in Longueuil to seven.

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RTL to dedicate new hybrid vehicles to paratransit service

2016-07-08 00:00:00

Longueuil, July 7, 2016 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to announce the progressive rollout of eight brand new, fully accessible propane- and gas-fuelled MV1 hybrid vehicles dedicated to people with reduced mobility. These vehicles are in addition to those already in circulation throughout the network.

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Bill 76 - RTL congratulates newly formed committee for transition to a new public governance structure

2016-07-08 00:00:00

Longueuil, July 8, 2016 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to congratulate Paul Côté and the four members of the transition committee under his chairmanship, Massimo Iezzoni, Céline Desmarteau, Jocelyn Leclerc, and Ginette Sylvain, who were appointed by the Québec Government on July 7, 2016. These appointments are another step toward the creation of a new public transit governance structure pursuant to the adoption of Bill 76 on May 20.

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RTL partners with 2016 rendez-vous de la mairie

2016-06-23 00:00:00

Longueuil, June 22, 2016 – Once again this year, the RTL will partner with Boucherville’s Rendez-vous de la Mairie, to be held on July 7, at 8 p.m. Boucherville residents can use the shuttle service to get to the concert by the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil, which will be led by conductor Marc David. The concert will also feature Marc Hervieux, Bruno Pelletier and Maxime Landry, and the vocal group Les Tournesols.

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RTL: OFFICIAL TRANSIT PROVIDER FOR FÊTE NATIONALE FESTIVAL-GOERS

2016-06-10 00:00:00

Longueuil, June 8, 2016 –  RTL is proud to be the Agglomération de Longueuil’s official transit provider for Fête nationale du Québec festivities, with additional buses scheduled for Friday, June 24 at Parc de la Cité, in Saint-Hubert.

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RTL to serve as official transit provider for La Grande Gourmandise

2016-06-02 00:00:00

Longueuil, June 1, 2016 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to be the official transit provider for the fourth edition of La Grande Gourmandise, to be held from June 17 to 19, at Parc Vincent-d’Indy in Boucherville. 

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RTL transports SSQ marathon runners for free as part of 36 heures en action

2016-05-25 00:00:00

Longueuil, May 25, 2016 – 36 heures en action, an event designed to encourage people to adopt healthy lifestyle habits, was held last weekend and included the first edition of the Marathon SSQ de Longueuil. 

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FESTIVAL CLASSICA - RTL official transit provider for music lovers

2016-05-11 00:00:00

Longueuil, May 11, 2016 – For the second year in a row, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to be the official transit provider for the Festival Classica, the 6th edition of which will take place from May 29 to June 5 under the theme “De Rossini à Led Zep.”

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2016 south shore ride of silence

2016-05-02 00:00:00

Longueuil, April 27, 2016 – The 13th edition of the South Shore Ride of Silence will take place on May 18, under the honorary presidency of the Hamelin brothers, world champion short-track speed skaters, and in collaboration with the city of Brossard, host of the event, and the Réseau de transport de Longueuil.

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Free RTL shuttle service for walkers

2016-04-14 00:00:00

Longueuil, April 13, 2016 – As part of the 7th  Fondation Source Bleue walk to benefit the palliative care residence of the same name, and in collaboration with Ville de Boucherville, the RTL will offer free shuttle service to participants on Sunday, May 1.

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Michel Veilleux appointed executive director of RTL

2016-04-11 00:00:00

Longueuil, April 7, 2016 - The appointment of the new Executive Director of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) was announced during the public meeting of the Board of Directors on April 7.

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RTL is once again teaming up with its employees for La course des Rayons de Soleil

2016-04-07 00:00:00

Longueuil, April 6, 2016– For the fourth straight year, a group of RTL employees known as Les Coureurs solidaires have organized a fundraising event benefitting Opération Enfant Soleil. RTL will once again be teaming up with its employees for La course des Rayons de Soleil. 

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RTL invests in maintaining its assets

2016-03-11 00:00:00

Longueuil, March 10, 2016 – At the public meeting of the Board of Directors on March 10, the RTL adopted a by-law to secure a loan for $4 million for the maintenance of its assets.

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Pierrette Laperle recognized for her contribution to public transit

2016-02-10 00:00:00

Longueuil, February 9, 2016 – Pierrette Laperle, the paratransit user representative on the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) Board of Directors, was awarded the Guy-Chartrand Award at the Transport 2000 annual fundraising dinner, in the category “User Action and Engagement,” for her significant contribution to fair and equitable public transit for all.

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Departure of RTL’s executive director

2016-02-09 00:00:00

Longueuil, February 5, 2016  – The Executive Director of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), Guy Benedetti, announced to the members of the Board of Directors his intention to resign from his position effective March 11. The Board of Directors acknowledged this announcement yesterday at a public meeting.

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RTL reaches an agreement with its drivers

2016-02-08 00:00:00

Longueuil, February 4, 2016– At the conclusion of negotiations with each individual group of employees regarding the new provisions set out in the Act to foster the financial health and sustainability of municipal defined benefit pension plans, the RTL is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the members of its bus drivers’ union.

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