INCREASE IN RTL RIDERSHIP SUSTAINED IN 2018
Longueuil, October 18, 2018 – For the second consecutive year, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) recorded an increase in ridership across both its regular network and the paratransit network.
Since the start of 2018, the RTL’s regular network has seen a sustained increase in ridership of nearly 3% compared to 2017. On the paratransit side, ridership increased an astonishing 14% compared to 2017.
“We’re proud to say that public transit is experiencing unprecedented popularity at a time when the company is facing significant environmental challenges. This increase also has concrete effects on the economic vitality of our agglomeration,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL.
“The increase is proof that citizens are aware of public transit as a sustainable mobility option, and that they realize they can do their part to fight climate change. Our growing fleet of hybrid vehicles and the arrival of electric buses in the spring will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions even more. However, all of these changes are not without their repercussions on our teams and infrastructures. Our teams work hard every day to meet this challenge by always providing the best possible service to our users. We are currently working on several projects to improve the user experience, for both our regular network and our paratransit network. I applaud the remarkable work by all of the RTL’s employees and thank our users for their confidence in us,” concluded Michel Veilleux, Executive Director of the RTL.
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.