DOWNTOWN TERMINAL NOW SERVED BY AN ACCESSIBLE LINE
Longueuil, January 29, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to announce that another line has been made accessible to individuals with reduced mobility who require a wheelchair or a motorized mobility aid. Line 15, running from the Vieux-Longueuil and Greenfield Park boroughs, and the cities of Saint-Lambert and Brossard to Montreal, will become the seventeenth universally accessible line on the RTL’s territory. It is also the first accessible line between the south shore and Montréal’s Downtown terminal.
“The accessibility of this line reflects the RTL’s desire to strive for bus service that is universally accessible to all its clients, regardless of their functional limitations. Our users with a permanent or temporary physical limitation, and people travelling with children, a stroller, a guide dog or luggage must be able to use public transit easily,” said Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
Each bus on this new line will have a reserved space for people in a wheelchair or using a motorized mobility aid, such as a three-wheel or four-wheel scooter (which must comply with the maximum allowable dimensions). The driver will be able to activate an access ramp at the front door and lower the bus, as needed, to help users with reduced mobility get on and off. The sidewalks are also lower at most stops on this line, making it easier for users to navigate.
For more information about the maximum allowable dimensions of wheelchairs, three-wheel and four-wheel scooters, visit our website or contact Customer Service at 450-463-0131.
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.