RTL and DEL welcome commitment by Lumenpulse
Longueuil, October 26, 2017 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) and Développement économique de l’agglomération de Longueuil (DEL) wish to applaud Lumenpulse, which recently settled in Longueuil, for its commitment to promoting public transit use by its employees.
With more than 400 employees, the company not only joined the OPUS+ entreprise membership program, which entitles its employees to a discount on RTL transit fares, it also decided to pay the difference between the costs of the STM and TRAM3 monthly transit passes.
After discussions with Lumenpulse and DEL, in order to meet the needs of the many Lumenpulse employees who use public transit, the RTL improved its service on line 125 at the start of the 2017 school year. This initiative was so popular that ridership on line 125 has jumped significantly by 100-150 additional trips per day.
“The RTL welcomes the arrival on its territory of an employer that cares about its employees’ mobility, and is pleased to have supported the company’s initiatives to encourage public transit use, in collaboration with Développement économique de l’agglomération de Longueuil (DEL),” stated Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
“Access to public transit was a main factor in our search for a location for our company,” said Jean Clermont, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations at Lumenpulse. “The RTL was very cooperative and worked with Lumenpulse to meet our needs. These improvements show the RTL’s willingness to offer an unparalleled level of service to its users.”
“Our in-depth knowledge of the territory and its economic stakeholders certainly helps new companies, such as Lumenpulse, to settle in much faster and in a more sustainable way. Improving public transit allows our companies to be more productive and gives them an incomparable amount of flexibility in terms of managing their human capital,” stated Julie Ethier, Director, Développement économique de l’agglomération de Longueuil (DEL).
The RTL is always willing to work with companies and institutions on the territory to explore different solutions for improving the mobility of their employees, in particular, through the use of public transit.
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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.
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