GOOD NEWS FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT
Longueuil, October 20, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) welcomes the Québec government’s decision to retain CDPQ Infra to carry out the foundational electric transportation project that will join up with the extension of the metro’s yellow line and run along boulevard Taschereau.
“By awarding the contract to DPQ Infra, the government is assured that this important project will happen quickly. This east-west link across the territory will meet the growing demand from citizens of the Agglomération de Longueuil and the entire South Shore,” said Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors. “This new link, combined with the arrival of the REM, will become the backbone of the network, enhancing the public transit service offer throughout our territory. This is fantastic news.”
Naturally, the RTL project office team will collaborate on the work, relaying all relevant studies and surveys to CDPQ Infra. “This transition will ensure that the progress made in recent months by the RTL teams will contribute to the overall progress of the project,” concluded Mr. Tabarah.
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.