RTL concludes agreement in principle with Government of Québec transition committee and announces service improvements
Longueuil, June 2, 2017 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement in principle with the Government of Québec’s transition committee for the renewal of the agreement regarding line 90 – Express Chevrier. Under the terms of this agreement, the RTL’s bus service will continue to operate between the Chevrier terminal and the Downtown terminal. This line will require a total of thirty buses in 2018. The RTL will offer the Express Chevrier service until the completion of the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM).
Enhanced service offer
As part of its ongoing mission to improve its customer service, and in line with improvements made in 2017, the RTL has announced several changes to its service set to take effect in the new school year starting in September.
- Review of route times on lines 73, 83, 123, 199, and 410, and on several Champlain Bridge lines toward downtown, to improve punctuality for over 12,000 passengers per day.
- Addition of stops on lines 14, 19, 45, and 180 to accommodate increased ridership of more than 2,700 passengers per day.
- Improvements to service and addition of school lines to transport high school students from the Marie-Victorin and Riverside school boards, as well as private schools in Saint Lambert and Longueuil.
“These improvements will increase the reliability, punctuality, and ridership of the public transit network. They reflect the feedback received from our users and our drivers, and are concrete examples of our commitment to improving service and the customer experience in the Agglomération de Longueuil,” emphasized Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
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.
Anik Le Marquand
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
450 442-8600, poste 8145