RTL LAUNCHES “BIKES ON BOARD” PILOT PROJECT
Longueuil, July 12, 2018 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to launch a pilot project to transport bikes on board buses. This service will be in effect on certain lines, on Saturdays and Sundays between July 14 and August 19.
The pilot project will take place solely on lines 1, 71, 81, 99 and 132, which serve major tourist destinations, such as Parc Michel-Chartrand, and are ideal for the bike pilot project due to their low summer weekend ridership.
“The RTL is committed to promoting active mobility and is proud to be among the first in Québec to test out this option,” declared Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
“Vélo Québec welcomes this initiative, which opens up new travel possibilities for cyclists by allowing them to ride the bus with their bike,” said Suzanne Lareau, President-CEO of Vélo Québec.
Cyclists must pay their applicable fare, and a maximum of two bikes will be allowed on each bus. Cyclists must also bring their own straps to secure their bike. For detailed conditions, visit our website.
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.