IMPROVED USER EXPERIENCE: 33 NEW BUS SHELTERS
Longueuil, February 3, 2021 — In a move designed to improve the comfort and safety of its users, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to announce that it has replaced 33 bus shelters on its territory since late 2020. This initiative is part of the RTL’s bus shelter management plan, which will see 98 bus shelters replaced over a three-year period.
“These new shelters, which represent the 2020 portion of the project, contribute to a more user-friendly public transit experience by giving users a safe and accessible place to wait for their bus. They also improve the overall quality of the Agglomeration’s urban furniture,” explained Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
“These 33 new bus shelters, made possible in part by the federal government, are a great addition for the Réseau de transport de Longueuil. Not only are we making users happy by improving the comfort, safety, and accessibility of public transit, we’re also promoting a method of transportation with long-term benefits for the community and the environment. Canada’s infrastructure plan provides for investments in thousands of projects, creating jobs throughout the country and building cleaner, more inclusive communities,” added Sherry Romanado, Member of Parliament for Longueuil–Charles-LeMoyne, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
“I am very pleased with the progress of the RTL’s bus shelter replacement project. These newer, safer structures will help to improve public transit, making it a more attractive option to citizens of the metropolitan region. The Québec government is proud to support initiatives like this one,” stated Chantal Rouleau, Minister for Transport and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region.
These 33 bus shelters were installed in the Agglomeration's five cities as follows:
• 10 in Boucherville;
• 10 in Longueuil;
• 6 in Brossard;
• 4 in Saint-Lambert;
• 3 in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville.
In 2021, the RTL plans to replace 36 other bus shelters on its territory.
This project was made possible by funding from the Government of Canada, through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF), and from the Québec government, through the additional registration fees charged on vehicles with large-cylinder engines and through the Fonds des réseaux de transport terrestre (FORT).
The RTL would also like to acknowledge the role of the Agglomération’s various municipalities in improving the user experience, in particular by adding extra bus shelters to their respective management plans.
Bus shelter on rue Darveau, in Longueuil
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.