RTL adopts its 2017 fare schedule
Longueuil, December 8, 2016 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) adopted its new 2017 fare schedule at the public Board of Directors meeting held on December 7. The prices of the RTL’s local passes have increased by an average of 2%, comparable to the increase in Agence métropolitaine de transport fares, which determine the price of the TRAM 3 and TRAM 5 passes.
To encourage the use of the RTL’s services, several fares were maintained at 2016 prices. The price of the single ticket with transfer and the cash ticket (exact change) are unchanged at $3.25. Users will also pay the same price as last year—$4.50—for the unlimited evening fare, which allows travel on any night between 6 p.m. and the end of service.
Children under age 6 and companions of a paratransit user can ride the RTL buses free of charge. The Family Privilege program also allows holders of a valid RTL fare to bring their children (maximum of 5 children aged 11 and under) free of charge on our buses all weekend long, from 6 p.m. on Friday until the end of service on Sunday night.
Promoting public transit
“Our fares are priced to encourage people to use public transit. In 2017, several of our fares will stay the same price, certain users will continue to benefit from free services, and children aged 6 to 11, students aged 12 to 25, and adults aged 65 and over will continue to pay reduced fares,” emphasized RTL Chairman Colette Éthier.
The new fares will take effect on January 1, 2017.
For more information about transit fares, how to purchase RTL passes, and the locations of points of sale, visit www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca.
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 kilometers. 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.
Brigitte Roussy, Communications and Public Affairs Advisor
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
450-442-8600, ext. 8145