TWO NEW ACCESSIBLE LINES FOR PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY
Longueuil, April 12, 2017 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to announce the addition of two new accessible lines, the first of which will be introduced this summer. Line 80 will begin operating on August 21, followed by line 28 upon delivery of the RTL’s new buses. These lines have been selected to improve correspondence with the other accessible lines, which will allow passengers with reduced mobility to get around more easily within the Agglomération. These additions will bring to nine the number of universally accessible lines on the RTL’s territory.
Line 80 will serve Boucherville, and line 28 will serve chemin de Chambly, City Hall, and the public market in the Vieux-Longueuil borough.
Each bus on these new lines will have a reserved space for people in a wheelchair or using a motorized mobility aid, such as a three-wheel or four-wheel scooter (which must comply with the allowable dimensions). The driver will deploy an access ramp at the front door to allow these passengers to board. The front portion of the low floor buses can also be lowered for easy boarding. Ultimately, all users will benefit from the increased comfort provided by the accessibility measures.
“Universal accessibility is a priority for our organization, which is why we work hard every day to make it easier for people with reduced mobility to get around our city,” emphasized Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL. “Our goal is to migrate toward a service that is universally accessible for all our clients, as indicated in our accessibility plan.”
Citizens are encouraged to consult www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca or to contact Customer Service at 450-463-0131 for more information, specifically about the allowable dimensions of motorized mobility aids.
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.
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
450-442-8600, ext. 8145