RTL to now manage metropolitan infrastructure
Longueuil, February 1, 2018 – At the first public meeting of the year of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) Board of Directors, the directors approved an agreement in principle with the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) that puts the RTL in charge of managing the various metropolitan infrastructures on the territory of the Agglomération de Longueuil.
Under this agreement, the RTL is now responsible for managing the Longueuil terminal, as well as the following terminals and park-and-ride lots: Chevrier, De Montarville, Panama and Seigneurial. The RTL will also manage several reserved lanes: Autoroute 20, Chevrier ramp, Taschereau ramp, Lafayette/access to Longueuil terminal, Lapinière, Auguste/Taschereau, Victoria Bridge/Des Irlandais, Riverside, Saint-Charles, and Taschereau.
The RTL will henceforth be in charge of the maintenance, security and operating contracts, as well as all communications and customer service, related to these infrastructures.
“We are very proud to take over managing these infrastructures on our territory, knowing that we are the best positioned to ensure the users’ needs are met. Our common priority, at the RTL and the ARTM, is to make sure this transition happens smoothly for the people who use these structures,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
These assets are being transferred, at no cost to the RTL, as part of the new governance rules applicable to metropolitan-region public transit organizations.
Changes to the Board of Directors
The first Board meeting was also an opportunity to introduce the new Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors to the public. The Agglomération de Longueuil recently appointed Pierre Brodeur, mayor of Saint-Lambert, as Chairman, and Jonathan Tabarah, municipal councillor for Longueuil, as Vice-Chairman.
Two new members also joined the board: Michel Lanctôt, municipal councillor for Longueuil, and Monique Gagné, municipal councillor for Brossard, who replace Nathalie Boisclair and Claudio Benedetti, respectively.
About the RTL
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.