RTL INSTALLS DIGITAL SIGNS IN BUS SHELTERS
To keep users better informed
Longueuil, February 11, 2021 — The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has awarded a contract for a digital signage solution in its bus shelters. The 120 digital signs, to be installed network-wide in the Agglomération de Longueuil, will be a major plus for users.
“This is excellent news for our users, who will now be able to check for service disruptions, important messages, and arrival times in real or planned time—all from their bus stop. Our users expressed a need for more information at bus stops, and these signs will meet that need. This solution will be a great addition to the Chrono app, which has been available for more than two years now to help our users better plan their trips,” explained Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
Two technologies will be used to operate the signs: solar panels for the shelters where there is no power supply, and electricity for the others.
This project is the continuation of a pilot project that began in 2018, in which the RTL worked with local organizations to test the technology, the durability of the equipment, and the accessibility for users with special needs. The signs will be installed gradually over the course of the next year.
This project is made possible through an investment by the federal and provincial governments as part of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.
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.