RTL À LA DEMANDE REWARDED!
Longueuil, May 31, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville are thrilled to announce that the Prix Carrefour action municipale et famille (CAMF) was awarded to RTL à la demande, the transit corporation’s dynamic app-based transit service, on May 30 in Roberval during the CAMF’s 31st annual conference.
The pilot project, implemented in November in the sector south of Route 116, in collaboration with Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, was recognized for its positive impact on family life.
“Our project improves quality of life for citizens by providing a flexible, appealing and easy to use transit solution backed by a real-time app that offers users multiple route options for the price of a regular RTL fare,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors. “This innovative sustainable mobility solution has strong development potential for several sectors on our territory. We are very grateful for this recognition and thank Saint Bruno de-Montarville for nominating us.”
“Named the best place to live in Canada for families by MoneySense magazine, Saint-Bruno is proud to offer this innovative initiative that helps to improve quality of life for families,” said Martin Murray, mayor of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. “RTL à la demande is a flexible, personalized service that supports mobility by citizens and young people, making the city all the more attractive to new residents. We are very pleased to see the RTL rewarded for its efforts.”
RTL à la demande is a taxi service that drops users off at high-traffic public transit stops and stations. It operates in a sparsely populated area as an alternative to solo driving.
For more information about RTL à la demande, visit the RTL website.
Left to right: Doreen Assaad, president of the CAMF, UMQ representative, and mayor of Brossard; Joséphine Brunelli, director, Division de la vie communautaire, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville; Marie-Christine Foucault, director, Relations partenaires et planification stratégique organisationnelle, RTL; and Délisca Ritchie-Roussy, senior vice-president of the CAMF, UMQ representative, and mayor of Murdochville.
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. The RTL is the tenth best employer in Canada in 2019 according to Forbes.
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.