Road work in the greater metropolitan region
$1.5 M investment to lessen impacts on citizens of Agglomération de Longueuil
Longueuil, September 1, 2017 – Given the major ongoing roadwork on the island of Montréal and its impacts on travel for all South Shore residents, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) applauds the investments announced by Mobilité Montréal and the Ministère des Transports du Québec. This $1.5 million in financial support will help to lessen the impacts of the construction on the population of the Agglomération de Longueuil.
Measures will include adding two new bus lines, improving service on nine existing lines, and extending the reserved bus lane hours on the Champlain Bridge in the morning.
These service improvements are made possible by the financial support of the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports (MTMDET), which will assume the entire cost of the project. Specifically, they will include:
- extending the reserved bus lane hours on the Champlain Bridge during the morning rush hour;
- adding buses on the RTL lines running from the Montarville terminal;
- adding a park-and-ride lot near rue Samuel-de-Champlain in Boucherville;
- adding a new RTL line between the Mortagne parking lot and the Longueuil terminal;
- adding a new RTL line at the Saint-Hubert train station.
“These major investments are excellent news for residents of the Agglomération de Longueuil, who will now have new sustainable transit alternatives to help them get around easier, faster, and more efficiently. We are aware that the ongoing work affects the entire South Shore region, and we want to thank the Ministère des Transports for its vital support in the matter. We would also like to point out the excellent work by the Mobilité Montréal committee which, for the past six years, has helped to improve the coordination of public transit in the greater metropolitan region,” stated Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
The RTL collaborates actively with Mobilité Montréal to better align efforts to minimize the impacts of road work on travel for citizens of the Agglomération de Longueuil.
Residents are encouraged to visit the Mobilité Montréal website (French only) to plan their trips in advance.
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.
Anik Le Marquand
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
450 442-8600, poste 8145