Friday March 13, 2020
COVID-19: MEASURES TAKEN BY THE RÉSEAU DE TRANSPORT DE LONGUEUIL
Longueuil, le 13 mars 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to point out the measures taken in relation to its buses and facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, the RTL has restructured its maintenance employees’ workloads to add more frequent cleanings of high-touch surfaces in its buses.
Straps, vertical and horizontal poles, chip card readers, and high-touch surfaces on payment boxes will be cleaned every two days. We will also step up cleanings of driver areas. Our paratransit, shared taxi service, and RTL à la demande providers will clean the interior of their vehicles once a day. At the Longueuil terminal, our cleaning contractors will step up daily cleanings of bathrooms and high-touch surfaces in the terminal, such as automatic ticket dispensers, door handles, driver door control panels, and restaurant tables. They will also install hand sanitizer dispensers at the five entrances to the terminal.
To reduce the risk of infection with COVID-19, the RTL requires employees who are returning from a trip abroad as of March 12 to self-isolate for 14 days.
The RTL is mindful of the situation and has been in constant contact since January with the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-Centre in order to adjust its procedures if needed. We remind our users to adopt the same hygiene practices that apply during flu season and to any other circulating virus.
- Wash your hands with soap and warm running water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water.
- Practice hygiene measures when you cough or sneeze: Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow to reduce the spread of germs.
- If you use a paper tissue, discard it immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
For the latest updates, visit our website at https://www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/COVID19.
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.