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RTL CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF PARATRANSIT SERVICE

Tuesday December 01, 2020

Longueuil, November 30, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to announce that its paratransit service is entering its 40th year. Created in 1981 to meet a growing demand from people with functional limitations, the service has been expanding at an unprecedented rate ever since.

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RTL LINE 8 NOW UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE

Friday November 06, 2020

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. 

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40-FT ELECTRIC BUSES : RTL MOVING FORWARD

Wednesday November 04, 2020

Longueuil, November 3, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to announce that it will move forward with launching a request for proposals for the acquisition of five 40-ft. electric buses (the same length as those currently on the road), with the option to purchase five more, thanks to funding from the Québec government that will cover 95% of the cost. 

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GOOD NEWS FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Longueuil, October 20, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) welcomes the Québec government’s decision to retain CDPQ Infra to carry out the foundational electric transportation project that will join up with the extension of the metro’s yellow line and run along boulevard Taschereau. 

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SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS STARTING OCTOBER 13

Tuesday October 13, 2020

Longueuil, October 9, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to inform users that adjustments will be made to certain lines after the Thanksgiving holiday, starting on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

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Special Thanksgiving schedule

Friday October 09, 2020

Longueuil, October 5, 2020 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to remind users that a special schedule will be in effect on Monday, October 12, for Thanksgiving Day. The modified schedule will apply to all RTL services.

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New reserved lane on boulevard Cousineau:great news for users!

Monday October 05, 2020

Longueuil, October 1, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), in collaboration with Ville de Longueuil, is proud to announce the opening of a reserved lane on boulevard Cousineau in Longueuil—a project long awaited by users and residents in the sector.

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RTL wins national award for its public consultations

Monday October 05, 2020

Longueuil, October 2, 2020 – The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) has just awarded the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) and the TACT agency the Gold medal in the Best Special Events Projects category for the “Prochain arrêt” campaign developed in support of the 2018-2019 public consultations on the review of the RTL’s network.

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RTL REASSURES USERS IT’S SAFE TO RESUME PUBLIC TRANSIT USE

Monday September 28, 2020

Longueuil, September 23, 2020 – With the new school year in full swing and employees heading back to the office after the summer, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is urging users to start using its buses, shared taxi service, and paratransit minibuses and taxis again, reminding them that it’s safe to do so.
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RTL WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT OF WIDENING OF A30

Monday September 28, 2020

Longueuil, September 24, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is thrilled about the Québec government’s announcement that it will widen Autoroute 30 to accommodate buses, making east-west travel quicker and easier for users in the Agglomération.
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ASSISTANCE FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT: MUCH APPRECIATED SUPPORT

Monday September 28, 2020

Longueuil, September 25, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) welcomes the financial assistance announced today for public transit agencies, given the blow dealt to the sector in recent months by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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MAGALIE QUEVAL APPOINTED NEW VICE-CHAIR OF RTL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tuesday September 22, 2020

Longueuil, September 21, 2020 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to congratulate Magalie Queval on her appointment as Vice-chair of the RTL Board of Directors, succeeding Pierre Brodeur, mayor of Saint-Lambert.
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FIRE AT RTL'S SAINT-HUBERT OPERATING CENTRE

Wednesday September 09, 2020

Longueuil, September 9, 2020 – A fire broke out early this morning at the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) operating centre in the Saint-Hubert borough of Longueuil, affecting operations across the network, including paratransit services.

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CLOSE TO 6,400 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS NOW RIDING WITH RTL

Tuesday September 08, 2020

Longueuil, September 8, 2020 - Despite the decrease in ridership seen since the start of the pandemic, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has gained many new users in the past few days. Under an agreement with the Des Patriotes school service centre and renewed agreements with the Marie-Victorin and Riverside school service centres, the RTL will transport nearly 2,000 more students in 2020-2021, for a total of close to 6,400. 

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SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR LABOUR DAY

Friday September 04, 2020

 Longueuil, August 31, 2020 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to remind users that a special schedule will be in effect on Monday, September 7, for Labour Day. The modified schedule will apply to all RTL services.
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RTL BIDS FAREWELL TO PIERRE BRODEUR AND WELCOMES JULIE BOURGOIN TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sunday August 30, 2020

Longueuil, September 1, 2020 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to welcome Julie Bourgoin to its Board of Directors. A councillor for Saint-Lambert, Ms. Bourgoin will succeed Mr. Brodeur, that city’s mayor.
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RTL 2019 ANNUAL REPORT: A REMARKABLE YEAR

Friday August 28, 2020

Longueuil, August 27, 2020 — The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has just released its 2019 annual report, which paints a highly positive portrait of its achievements for the year, shining a spotlight on the evolution of the organization and its services in 2019.

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RTL REPORTS VERY FEW CASES OF COVID-19

Wednesday August 26, 2020

Longueuil, August 25, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to reassure its users of the very low number of cases of COVID-19 among its employees, with only 6 out of 1,200 employees having contracted the virus since the start of the pandemic. No cases have been reported since July 31.

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RTL BACK-TO-SCHOOL SERVICE

Tuesday August 18, 2020

Longueuil, 2020-08-14 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to remind users of changes to its service effective Monday, August 24. This new schedule includes the return of certain school lines (with some changes) and the addition of new ones.

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SERVICE CHANGES STARTING AUGUST 24

Tuesday August 11, 2020

Longueuil, July 28, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to inform users of changes to its service scheduled to take effect on August 24.

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FRONT-DOOR BOARDING AND FARE COLLECTION TO RESUME

Monday July 27, 2020

Longueuil, July 27, 2020 – The RTL wishes to inform users that, starting August 1, 2020, operations on its buses will return to normal, with users once again boarding through the front door and transit passes being validated.

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MANDATORY MASK USE: STRONG COMPLIANCE FROM THE START

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Longueuil, July 22, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to thank its users for their exceptional cooperation in wearing masks in its buses and terminals.

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RTL TO OPTIMIZE RESOURCES

Tuesday July 14, 2020

 Longueuil, July 8, 2020 – At the request of the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) and due to the situation in recent months that has led to significant shortfalls for transit corporations, the Board of Directors of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) approved a plan to optimize its resources at its last meeting on July 2.

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SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR FÊTE NATIONALE DU QUÉBEC AND CANADA DAY

Thursday June 18, 2020

Longueuil, June 16, 2020 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to remind users that special schedules for the Fête nationale du Québec and Canada Day will be in effect on Wednesday, June 24 and Wednesday, July 1. These modified schedules will apply to all RTL services.

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MOBILITY CORRIDORS IN LONGUEUIL: CHANGES ON SOME LINES

Thursday June 18, 2020

 Longueuil, June 16, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to inform users that the temporary presence of active mobility corridors on certain streets in Longueuil, starting this week and until early September 2020, will result in detours and in bus stops being moved on its regular and paratransit networks.

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RETURN TO NORMAL OPERATIONS: MEASURES FOR PARATRANSIT SERVICES

Wednesday June 17, 2020

Longueuil, June 4, 2020 – Following the gradual return to normal operations announced by the Québec government, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has adopted a series of measures in anticipation of welcoming back paratransit users who have not used the service since the start of the pandemic.

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SERVICE CHANGES STARTING JUNE 22

Tuesday June 16, 2020

Longueuil, June 11, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to inform users of changes to its service scheduled to take effect on June 22.

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DÉPLACEMENT DU TERMINUS PANAMA

Wednesday June 10, 2020

Longueuil, June 3, 2020 – Due to the work required to complete the Réseau express métropolitain (REM), the Panama terminal will be temporarily relocated. The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) therefore wishes to inform users of the upcoming relocation of its bus platforms.

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RTL TO BEGIN DISTRIBUTING FACE COVERINGS TO USERS

Friday May 22, 2020

Longueuil, May 22, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has announced that it will begin distributing face coverings to its users. This will be done in three phases and at different locations within the Agglomération in order to reach as many users as possible.

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NATIONAL PATRIOTS’ DAY: RTL SCHEDULES

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Longueuil, May 12, 2020 – A special schedule will be in effect on Monday, May 18, National Patriots’ Day. The schedule changes will affect all Réseau de transport de Longueuil services.
Regular transit services will operate on the Saturday schedule. The schedules are available on our website.

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COVID-19 - RTL ready to resume operations

Monday May 11, 2020

Longueuil, May 11, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is ready to welcome users back once the provincial government gives the green light for activities to resume.

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COVID-19 - 15 users on buses

Friday April 10, 2020

Longueuil, April 9, 2020 – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and in response to the government’s recommendations on physical distancing, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is implementing a new temporary measure to protect its users. Effective immediately, a maximum of 15 passengers will be allowed on buses.

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RTL EASTER SCHEDULE

Thursday April 09, 2020

Longueuil, April 9, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to remind users that a special Easter schedule will be in effect on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13. The modified schedule will apply to all RTL services.

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COVID-19 – Adjustments to the RTL’s reduced schedule

Wednesday April 01, 2020

Longueuil, April 1, 2020 – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) began operating on a reduced schedule on Monday, at the request of the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) and in agreement with the other transit corporations in the metropolitan area.

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COVID-19 - Message from the Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors

Monday March 30, 2020

Longueuil, March 30, 2020 – In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil has a message to share with users.

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DETAILS ABOUT SERVICE REDUCTIONS STARTING MARCH 30, 2020

Sunday March 29, 2020

Longueuil, March 28, 2020 — As recently announced, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will reduce its bus and shared taxi service starting Monday, March 30, 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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RTL to reduce service starting March 30, 2020

Thursday March 26, 2020

Longueuil, March 26, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to inform users that it will be reducing its service due to the coronavirus pandemic and the closure of numerous facilities.

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ONE PERSON TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AT RTL

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Longueuil, March 25, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) was informed today by the Direction de la santé publique (DSP) de la Montérégie Centre that one person from the RTL has tested positive for COVID-19. This person works as a bus driver in downtown Vieux‑Longueuil. They last worked on March 15, after which they were placed in isolation by the RTL’s Bureau de santé.

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COVID-19: UPDATE ON MEASURES TAKEN IN RELATION TO RTL’S PARATRANSIT SERVICE

Monday March 16, 2020

Longueuil, March 15, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and orders from the Québec government, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to inform users about new measures implemented to prevent the spread of the virus.

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COVID-19: MEASURES TAKEN BY THE RÉSEAU DE TRANSPORT DE LONGUEUIL

Friday March 13, 2020

Longueuil, le 13 mars 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to point out the measures taken in relation to its buses and facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, the RTL has restructured its maintenance employees’ workloads to add more frequent cleanings of high-touch surfaces in its buses.

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COVID-19: FIRST CASE IN THE AGGLOMÉRATION DE LONGUEUIL

Tuesday March 10, 2020

Longueuil, March 10, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has learned from the Direction de la santé publique de la Montérégie that the first case of COVID-19 has been reported in the Agglomération de Longueuil.

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FOUNDATIONAL SOUTH SHORE PUBLIC TRANSIT PROJECT: RTL WELCOMES VILLE DE LONGUEUIL’S VISION

Thursday February 27, 2020

Longueuil, February 27, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) welcomes Ville de Longueuil’s vision for the development of a foundational public transit project on Montréal’s South Shore, presented by the Mayor of Longueuil on February 27 as part of the Grandes Rencontres de la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de la Rive-Sud (CCIRS).

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SKIBUS: TAKE ADVANTAGE FOR MARCH BREAK

Wednesday February 26, 2020

Longueuil, February 26, 2020 – This March break, SkiBus line 299 from the Longueuil terminal is an inexpensive way for you to partake in some skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and other winter activities in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. From March 2 to 8, the RTL encourages you to hop aboard the SkiBus, with daily service to Ski Saint-Bruno and Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno, starting at 9 a.m. from the Longueuil terminal.

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RTL TO PUT 25 NEW HYBRID BUSES INTO SERVICE

Thursday February 06, 2020

Longueuil, January 30, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is announcing that 25 new hybrid buses will be put into service in the coming months. With the addition of these vehicles and the arrival of the electric midibuses, the RTL continues to modernize its fleet.

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DOWNTOWN TERMINAL NOW SERVED BY AN ACCESSIBLE LINE

Wednesday January 29, 2020

Longueuil, January 29, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to announce that another line has been made accessible to individuals with reduced mobility who require a wheelchair or a motorized mobility aid.

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MAKE WAY FOR ELECTRIFICATION - JONATHAN TABARAH ANNOUNCES RTL’S PRIORITIES FOR 2020

Wednesday January 22, 2020

Longueuil, January 22, 2020 - On the heels of an excellent 2019, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has several projects lined up for 2020. The Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors, Jonathan Tabarah, is starting off the decade highly optimistic about the major changes expected in the next few years, which will shape the future of mobility and public transit.

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ARRIVAL OF THE RTL’S FIRST ELECTRIC BUS

Friday January 10, 2020

Longueuil, January 10, 2020 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has received the first small-sized electric bus in the history of the Société de transport de Longueuil. It will also be the first 100% electric midibus on the road in Québec.

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