37 NEW HYBRID BUSES
Longueuil, March 22, 2017 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has taken one more step toward the electrification of its fleet with the introduction of a new series of hybrid buses, including 15 now and 22 next fall. That makes for 37 new hybrid vehicles to be rolled out gradually throughout the network, bringing to 109 the total number of hybrid buses in service. This addition solidifies the RTL’s status among Québec transit corporations with the largest fleets of hybrid buses.
This new series takes hybrid technology to the next level with the addition of various features. The newest vehicles will be equipped with a mechanism that switches off the diesel engine when the bus stops to pick up passengers, helping to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as noise in residential areas.
“This $33.9 million project is part of the transit electrification component of our 2013-2022 strategic plan. This important initiative is a priority for our organization and reinforces our positioning on sustainable development,” stated 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.
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
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