FREE TRANSIT FOR DELIVERY PERSONS ON RTL TERRITORY
Longueuil, May 31, 2017 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud announce that it will offer free transit for one year to the three people who deliver the L’Itinéraire newspaper to the locations permitted by the cities in the Agglomération de Longueuil. This will allow them to ride the RTL’s buses for free to their various drop-off points, thus helping to boost sales of the newspaper.
“We care very deeply about the issue of homelessness, which is why we’re proud to support an organization whose mission is to create employment for homeless people and help them to reintegrate back into society. I wish to thank the Executive Director of L’Itinéraire, Luc Desjardins, as well as the coordinator of the Table Itinérance Rive-Sud (TIRS), Marco Carpinteyro, for initiating this partnership,” declared Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
Founded in 1994, L’Itinéraire is a street newspaper that promotes the social reintegration of homeless or unemployed people. The organization spearheads social economy projects aimed at increasing the autonomy, knowledge, and employability of people experiencing problems related to marginalization and homelessness.
On the photo: Michel Veilleux, Executive Director of the RTL, Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL, and Luc Desjardins, Executive Director of L’Itinéraire.
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