RTL goes above and beyond for the new school year
Longueuil, August 29, 2017 – As the new school year gets underway, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to announce a series of changes that will further improve its services.
These changes will result in more frequent departures on certain bus lines, improve punctuality on the network, better synchronize buses with the metro and commuter train systems, and offer more choice to public transit users. They will also make the network more accessible for people with limited mobility and increase the RTL’s visibility in the community.
- More frequent: Additional departures will be added toward downtown Montréal on lines 45 and 90. Additional departures are also planned on lines 14, 19, and 180 at the Longueuil terminal.
- More punctual: Schedules have been revised to improve service and better synchronize buses with the metro and commuter train systems. The new schedules are now available on the RTL’s website.
- More accessible: Line 80 is now accessible to everyone, bringing to eight the number of RTL lines accessible to individuals with reduced mobility.
- More choice: Four new school lines will be added to better meet the mobility needs of students from the school boards in the Agglomération de Longueuil.
- More present in the community: The RTL is offering more free shuttles during major events taking place in the Agglomération de Longueuil, giving participants an easy, reliable, and safe transit alternative. This was the case this summer for the Sommet des Arts et de la Musique, Boucherville’s 350th anniversary, the Saint-Lambert en Fête festival, and the Fête nationale du Québec in Saint-Hubert. And let’s not forget about the Bus des Îles, which has been a resounding success since being introduced in July.
“Continuous improvement is what matters most at the RTL. Now more than ever, improving the service we provide to the residents of the Agglomération de Longueuil is a top commitment and a main priority. Today’s announcement is proof that our teams are working tirelessly to deliver top-quality service to our users,” emphasized Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
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