RÉSEAU RAPIDE D’AGGLOMÉRATION: 21 NEW, UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE, NEXT-GENERATION BUS SHELTERS
Longueuil, August 31, 2018 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to announce that its Réseau rapide d’agglomération (RRA) is being extended along boulevard Taschereau, with 21 new, universally accessible bus shelters to be installed in the next few weeks between boulevard Lafayette in Longueuil and the Panama terminal in Brossard.
These bus shelters, installed on new, longer concrete slabs, will allow people with reduced mobility to wait comfortably for their bus and to board our accessible buses on boulevard Taschereau with ease. Eventually, the Réseau rapide d’agglomération (RRA) will include the Express bus service, next-generation bus shelters, and preferential bus measures (PBM), such as reserved bus lanes and priority lights.
“By improving our services, the RTL hopes to encourage citizens of the Agglomération de Longueuil and visitors to take public transit: a reliable, safe and environmentally friendly way to avoid traffic and the hassles of parking,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
Installation of the new bus shelters began on August 21 and will go until October 2018. This could result in minor traffic holdups, causing possible service slowdowns for users. We encourage you to follow our Twitter feed @RTL-info for updates on service disruptions during the work.
This infrastructure and customer service improvement initiative is fully in keeping with the public transit vision announced on August 20 by the mayors of the Agglomération de Longueuil. For more information, visit www.vision2025tc.com.
This project is made possible through an investment by the federal and provincial governments as part of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The project is being funded 50% by Transport Canada, 40% by the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports du Québec, and 10% by the Réseau de transport de Longueuil.
One of the new bus shelters on boulevard Lafayette.
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.