Adoption of RTL’s budget and 2018-2020 three year capital plan
Longueuil, December 15, 2017 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil’s (RTL) 2018 budget was adopted at the public meeting of the Agglomération de Longueuil council, held on December 14. The budget stands at $174.3 million, a 2.9% increase over 2017. This is the first budget adopted since the organization’s administrative reforms and the changes to the governance of public transit in the Montréal metropolitan area.
Several changes have been made to the RTL’s budget to reflect the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain’s (ARTM) new funding policy, which took effect on June 1, 2017. Moving forward, the revenue generated by the RTL will be handed over to the ARTM under a contracting agreement between the two organizations to deliver the services of the RTL.
The Agglomération council also approved the RTL’s $233-million 2018-2020 three-year capital plan, which proposes several capital projects over the next three years.
“Our objective is to work hard to improve the user experience through innovative projects. The funding provided by the Fonds pour l’infrastructure de transport en commun (FITC) and the Agglomération’s investments in the capital plan will allow us to continue rolling out our Chrono real-time information system throughout the territory, to purchase 45 hybrid buses, and to carry out several projects that will benefit our users,” stated Michel Veilleux, Executive Director of the RTL.
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.
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