RTL LINE 8 NOW UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE
Longueuil, November 6, 2020 –The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is announcing the addition of an 18th universally accessible line to its network starting in January 2021. Line 8 will have all the features needed to be considered accessible to individuals with reduced mobility who require a wheelchair or a motorized mobility aid.
Each bus on this line will now have a reserved space for people who use a mobility aid, such as a wheelchair or 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, thanks to collaboration with Ville de Longueuil and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville.
“Line 8 is the first accessible line in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. The RTL is striving for bus service that is universally accessible to all its users throughout the territory, regardless of their functional limitations. We have increased the number of accessible lines in the past few years, with seven being added in 2019. This latest addition is great news for our users with a permanent or temporary physical limitation, and for people travelling with children, a stroller, a guide dog, or luggage, who need to be able to get around easily by public transit,” said Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
Line 8 runs through the centre of the Agglomération, along chemin Chambly. It also serves Longueuil’s Saint-Hubert and Vieux Longueuil boroughs. It runs between the Longueuil terminal and Promenades Saint-Bruno, along several major arteries, including boulevard Cousineau and rue Saint-Charles.
For more information about the maximum allowable dimensions of wheelchairs, three-wheel and four-wheel scooters, visit our website https://www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/en-CA/services/universal-accessibility/customers-with-limited-mobility/ or call 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.