Réseau de transport de Longueuil innovates to better serve users
RTL à la demande expands to 3 industrial parks
Longueuil, February 7, 2022 – Starting Monday, February 14, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will expand its RTL à la demande service to the Longueuil, Lavoisier and Edison industrial parks, in Longueuil and Boucherville, on either side of Autoroute 20. This sector is home to over 800 businesses that employ more than 30,000 people. This is a first in Québec for an industrial park of this size.
To simplify travel throughout the territory, the RTL is proposing an innovative solution that combines the advantages of public transit with the evolving needs of residents and workers in the Agglomération de Longueuil.
Introduced for the first time anywhere in Canada as a pilot project in parts of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville in 2019, this new “micro-transit” service draws on the power of cellular and app-based technologies to offer a new travel option. Using the app or with a simple phone call, users can call a taxi—for the same price as a regular public transit fare.
Details of the announcement
- This RTL initiative is just one of the measures developed jointly with the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) and the Transports Québec to offer drivers sustainable mobility alternatives amidst the work on the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Bridge-Tunnel.
- The service is available everywhere within the Longueuil/Lavoisier/Edison industrial parks, from Monday to Friday, except holidays, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Reservations can be made through the RTL à la demande mobile app (available from the App Store and Google Play) or by calling 450-463-0131
- The preferred pickup (morning) and drop-off (evening) points are:
a) Touraine park-and-ride lot;
b) Mortagne park-and-ride lot;
c) Bus stop at the corner of rue de la Barre and boulevard Marie-Victorin.
“For the price of a bus ride, RTL à la demande is a sustainable mobility choice that’s a great alternative to driving. We’re committed to developing our services in step with the changing needs of our users, who require more flexibility. Thanks to the RTL’s capacity to adapt and innovate, public transit is becoming more and more accessible to citizens in all parts of the Agglomération de Longueuil.”
- Geneviève Héon, Chair of the RTL Board of Directors
“Our industrial sector is especially hard hit by the construction work on the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Bridge-Tunnel, which is expected to last until 2024. This initiative by the RTL will improve public transit in Boucherville and make it easier for workers to get around.”
- Magalie Queval, member of the RTL Board of Directors representing Boucherville
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.