New reserved lane on boulevard Cousineau:great news for users!
Longueuil, October 1, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), in collaboration with Ville de Longueuil, is proud to announce the opening of a reserved lane on boulevard Cousineau in Longueuil—a project long awaited by users and residents in the sector.
“This section above the Route 116 interchange is extremely busy, which causes delays for RTL users and drivers alike. Added to the current lanes, the new reserved lane will cut down on traffic for users of lines 28 and 88, as well as line 8 to the Longueuil terminal. It will also even out the number of users on the three chemin de Chambly lines,” said Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
According to Longueuil mayor Sylvie Parent, “we need to find ways to deal with and improve the traffic situation on this section. The addition of a reserved lane is a step in the right direction toward improving road safety and making it easier for people to get around. Longueuil’s $217,500 contribution to this project will encourage citizens to adopt public transit by helping to cut down on commuting times.”
The new reserved lane runs north along boulevard Cousineau between montée Saint Hubert and the Route 116 interchange. Used by an average of 13,000 people daily, it is located in a strategic, thriving sector of the Agglomération de Longueuil, occupied by the airport zone, the Saint-Hubert train station, and the Molson plant, among others.
“Congratulations to the teams at the RTL and Ville de Longueuil, who spent several years making this project happen and getting the various partners on board with a solution that’s satisfying for everyone involved,” added the Chairman of the RTL.
The addition of this reserved lane is in line with the arrival of the Réseau rapide d’agglomération, one of the flagship projects of the Agglomération de Longueuil’s Vision 2025.
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.