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Saturday March 23, 2019

PRESSURE TACTICS BY TAXI DRIVERS MAJOR IMPACTS EXPECTED ON RTL’S PARATRANSIT, SHARED TAXI AND RTL À LA DEMANDE SERVICES

Longueuil, March 23, 2019 - The pressure tactics announced by the taxi industry, set to begin on Monday, March 25, could have major impacts on the Réseau de transport de Longueuil’s (RTL) paratransit, shared taxi and RTL à la demande services.

“At this stage, it is important that users of our paratransit, shared taxi and RTL à la demande services be kept up to date on the situation and plan their trips accordingly starting Monday morning,” explained Michel Veilleux, Executive Director of the RTL. “Naturally, we will adjust to the situation as it evolves and keep users informed.”

Additional staff will be added to answer questions from users. To contact Customer Service, simply call 450-463-0131.

Expected impacts:

PARATRANSIT SERVICE

Due to the expected strike, the RTL will give priority to trips for work and medical appointments. Users should nevertheless expect delays.

SHARED TAXI SERVICE

Since it is currently impossible to predict the impact that the pressure tactics by the taxi industry will have on our shared taxi service, we ask users to consult our website or our Twitter feed (@RTL_Info), or to subscribe to Chrono notifications for service level updates. For more information about the Chrono app, visit http://www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/chrono.

RTL À LA DEMANDE

The users of the RTL à la demande service will be advised, via the mobile app, about the status of the service.

 

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. The RTL is the tenth best employer in Canada in 2019 according to Forbes.

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.