Friday July 08, 2016
RTL to dedicate new hybrid vehicles to paratransit service
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.
The newly converted hybrid vehicles will provide increased comfort for our paratransit clients, in particular, people with reduced mobility. Clients with functional limitations will have an easier time getting in and out of the MV1 adapted taxis, which feature roomier interiors. The boarding ramp is also quieter to operate and the back seat is wider. The MV1 vehicles can also accommodate three-wheel and four-wheel scooters.
“These new vehicles will be introduced progressively across the RTL’s network up until February 2017, allowing people who use manual or motorized mobility aids to travel more comfortably. Ultimately, the Agglomération de Longueuil’s fleet will be increased by a total of nine MV1 vehicles, which will improve access to public transit services and, more specifically, to paratransit services for people with reduced mobility, which is a priority for our organization,” emphasized Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL.
A new, environmentally friendly service
The propane-gas hybrid technology of the MV1 vehicles could result in cost savings given the lower price of propane compared to gas. Propane also allows for increased autonomy and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Adapted taxi service will be provided by the companies already working for the RTL, Allo Taxi and Radio Taxi Union.
You can visit the website www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca or contact Customer Service at 450-463-0131 for more information.
About the RTL
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, the RTL operates a network of 793 kilometers. 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. 8145