Free shuttle to serve Longueil beach and parc national des îles-de-boucherville this summer
Longueuil, July 18, 2017 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) and its partners, Ville de Longueuil, Tourisme Montérégie, and SÉPAQ, are pleased to announce an agreement regarding a pilot project for a free shuttle service to the Longueuil municipal beach and the Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville this summer.
Every Saturday and Sunday between July 22 and September 4, 2017, residents can use this free shuttle to get from the Longueuil terminal directly to the Longueuil municipal beach and the entrance to the Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville. Shuttles will run hourly between 9:45 a.m. (first departure from the Longueuil terminal) and 6:30 p.m. (last return to the Longueuil terminal). Consult the website for the complete schedule.
“This new free shuttle service meets the growing demand for better access to the Longueuil beach and the Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville during the summer. The park, which is visited by more than 320,000 people each year, and the beach, frequented by 22,000 people in 2016, are two prime summer destinations, and the RTL is proud to play a role in helping make them more accessible to the public,” declared Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
There is currently no public transit service to the Longueuil municipal beach.
From left to right: Sylvain Dionne, RTL driver, Alexandre Brousseau, Interim Director, Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville, Xavier Léger, Longueuil municipal councillor, Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL’s Board of Directors, Michel Veilleux, Executive Director of the RTL.
About the RTL
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) 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 kilometres. 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.
Anik Le Marquand
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
450 442-8600, poste 8145