RTL WANTS TO HEAR FROM USERS ABOUT WAYS TO IMPROVE ITS SERVICES
Public consultation in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, October 11, 2018 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is preparing to review its services in Saint Bruno-de-Montarville and wants to hear from users about their needs and priorities. A public consultation will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2018, at 7 p.m., at Centre Marcel Dulude.
“The RTL is about to begin a comprehensive review of its network, including the one in Saint Bruno de Montarville, and we want to take this opportunity to improve our services and better meet our users’ expectations in the short, medium and long terms. We’re confident we’ll be able to do this by being transparent with our users and receptive to their concerns,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
The consultation, which is open to everyone, will be an ideal forum for citizens to express their needs and wants in terms of public transit. Through various workshops, participants will be able to identify their major issues with the system, list their priorities, and conceptualize their “dream network.” At the end of the consultation, they’ll also have a better understanding of the challenges the RTL has to contend with in its decision-making process.
“The introduction of the REM in 2021 will trigger a major reconfiguration of the RTL’s network, including the services offered in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. The RTL also wants to adapt its network to Saint Bruno de Montarville’s new urban plan, which is centred on increasing urban density and promoting mixed-use development and active mobility,” specified Michel Veilleux, Executive Director of the RTL.
The first changes to come out of this consultation should take effect quickly, and then be rolled out more gradually until 2022.
“Citizens have the opportunity to speak up about how their public transit system can better meet their needs. We encourage everyone to attend this consultation. Not only does it mesh perfectly with our goal of achieving more sustainable mobility, it’s also part of the crucial shift we need to make to tackle the massive global issue of climate change,” concluded Martin Murray, mayor of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville.
Citizens who are unable to attend the public consultation can weigh in online at www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/consultationpublique
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.