RTL WINS AWARD FOR DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICES
PRIX GUY-CHARTRAND GALA
Longueuil, November 2, 2018 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) was honoured at the 14th Prix Guy-Chartrand Gala, where it won the “Développement et amélioration des services de transport collectif” (development and improvement of public transit services) award for its Bus des Îles and SkiBus recreational tourism shuttles. Created by Trajectoire Québec, this award was presented during the Gala attended yesterday by some one hundred guests in Québec.
“We are very proud to accept this distinction. These two projects add a lot of value to our services by promoting the respective recreational tourism sites. Our current users as well as new potential users from the metropolitan region can now take public transit to these sites from the Longueuil-Université-de-Sherbrooke metro station. These two new seasonal services are our way of encouraging modes of transportation other than solo driving,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
The Bus des Îles, which serves the Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville on Île Charron and Longueuil’s municipal beach, just wrapped up its second season of 3,000-4,000 customers per summer. The SkiBus, which transports users to Ski Saint-Bruno, also ended its second season with an average of 125 trips per weekend.
The RTL would like to thank its partners for helping to make these initiatives so successful: Tourisme Montérégie, Sépaq, Ville de Longueuil, Ski Saint-Bruno, and Ville de Saint Bruno de Montarville.
From left to right: Yvon Bienvenue, Manager, Network and Reserved Lanes, RTL; François Trépanier,
Communications Director, Tourisme Montérégie; Éric Chabot, Partnership Advisor, RTL; Josée Julien,
Executive Director, Tourisme Montérégie; Isabelle Bérubé, member, RTL Board of Directors and
municipal councillor for Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville; Normand Laporte, Operations Supervisor, RTL;
Ludwig Desjardins, Assistant Director, Strategic Planning, Financing and Pricing, ARTM; Laurent
Chevrot, Director, Strategies and Customer Experience, RTL; Sylvain Gonthier, Senior Operations
Manager, RTL; Marc-André Avoine, President, UTACQ; Isabelle Langlois, Coordinator, Ski Saint-Bruno;
and Cédric Landuyt, Parks Director, Sépaq.
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.