RTL ANNOUNCES SUMMER SERVICE
Longueuil, June 18, 2021 – As restrictions are gradually lifted in the Agglomération de Longueuil, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to inform its users that its new summer service will take effect on June 21, 2021; unlike previous years, service will be maintained at current levels.
“Because of the decrease in ridership, we normally scale back our service once school ends and summer holidays begin. But this year, we’re pleased to announce that our current service will remain as is, meaning our users will have more flexibility when it comes to planning all their summer activities in the Agglomération. We will also adjust our 24-hour service as needed and add two shuttles to our national parks starting on June 26. Stay tuned for more information about these summer buses,” said Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
Looking ahead to the fall, the RTL is working with several companies to provide service that’s even more responsive to the needs of the community, to encourage citizens to go back to using public transit once they return to the office or in-person learning.
The following lines will be in service as of June 21: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29, 32, 34, 35, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 49, 50, 54, 55, 59, 60, 61, 71, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 83, 84, 88, 90, 98, 99, 121, 123, 125, 132, 161, 170, 180, 185, 410, 417, T20, T21, T22, T48, T77, T89, T92, T93, and T94. To better plan your trips, we encourage you to check the new schedules on our website or on the Chrono, Google, or Transit mobile apps.
As with every year, the integrated school lines will be suspended for the summer. Furthermore, no changes are expected to our paratransit services. Users wishing to book a trip should call 450-670-2992.
Free for children
Starting June 24, children aged 11 and under can ride for free all summer under our Family Privilege program. And starting July 1, as part of the fare reform, the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM), the agency responsible for setting public transit fares, will allow children to use our services for free all year long.
To be eligible, they must be accompanied by a person aged 14 and over. That person will have to pay for their bus fare and can accompany a maximum of 5 children. However, a child travelling alone must have a photo OPUS card and a valid reduced-fare transit pass.
Please note that this also applies to our paratransit services, subject to certain conditions, which are listed on our website at: Fare reform - RTL (rtl-longueuil.qc.ca).
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.