SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC CONSULTATION IN BROSSARD
Brossard residents welcome RTL public consultation
Longueuil, June 18, 2019 - As part of a review of its service offer, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) held its second public consultation last night at the Centre socioculturel Alphonse-Lepage in Brossard. The RTL was accompanied at the event by its partners from the REM, the ARTM, exo, and the city of Brossard. Brossard residents in attendance had the opportunity to express their needs and wants for the public transit system during three diverse and engaging workshops. More than 200 people—citizens and partners alike—participated in the consultation and got involved by tracing out their public transit routes on different maps and discussing their ideas for network design features, as well as their thoughts about the impending arrival of the REM. As of this morning, nearly 70 people had also participated in the online consultation.
“The point of the consultations is to get a clearer picture of our users’ public transit needs,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors. “By listening to and being open with citizens, as we did yesterday, we’ll be better able to take their expectations into account when rethinking our network.”
“The purpose of these public consultations is to start a conversation with citizens to make sure the changes we’re considering for Brossard are as close as possible to what the people really need and want,” stated Michel Veilleux, Executive Director of the RTL. “We are looking for concrete ways to design a new public transit system that is at once seamless, efficient and modern. The information collected directly from residents and RTL users is very valuable in our current situation. Our planning teams are already hard at work.”
This was the second public consultation held by the RTL as part of its plan to restructure its transit network. At the first consultation, held in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville in fall 2018, the RTL collected information that allowed it to better align its vision with that of the residents. Other consultations will take place throughout the rest of the year.
The RTL has also posted a questionnaire online for citizens who are unable to attend the public consultations in person. The questionnaire is available until July 5, 2019 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. The RTL is the tenth best employer in Canada in 2019 according to Forbes.
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.