Three new accessible lines for people with reduced mobility
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.
Lines 77 and 177 cross the Agglomération from east to west and serve Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne, boulevard Taschereau, and Mail Champlain. Line 1 serves Saint-Lambert and the borough of Saint-Hubert, where there are several seniors’ residences, as well as Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne.
Starting August 22, all buses on these lines will have a reserved seat for people in a wheelchair or using a motorized mobility aid, such as 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.
“The addition of these three new accessible lines reflects the RTL’s desire to offer bus service that is universally accessible to all of its clients, regardless of their functional limitation,” emphasized Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL. “We are working every day to make getting around easier for everyone in the Agglomération, including people with reduced mobility; in fact, our universal accessibility development plan contains concrete actions to improve travel for this clientele.”
Citizens are encouraged to consult www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca or to contact Customer Service at 450-463-0131 for more information, specifically about the allowable dimensions of motorized mobility aids.
About the RTL
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil, the third-largest public transit organization in Québec, 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, 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, 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 RTL.
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
450-442-8600, ext. 8608