QUEBEC’S SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY POLICY - RTL WELCOMES THE 2030 SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY PLAN
Longueuil, April 18, 2018 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) welcomes the 2030 sustainable mobility plan presented yesterday by the government of Québec, which not only sets out clear measures and targets for increasing the public transit offer, but also comes with a detailed action plan.
“First, we welcome the fact that users have been given top priority in this plan. We are also very pleased with the importance given to the promotion of public transit and to infrastructure investments, which will help us to improve our services for the benefit of our current and future users,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil also welcomes the financing of 100% electric buses starting in 2025, a move that is fully in keeping with the RTL’s vision. The government policy also acknowledges the problems that public transit companies face in maintaining their assets, and pledged more support for asset maintenance, which is another positive aspect of the policy.
“By presenting a sustainable mobility plan that involves several different government departments and that is based on consultations with community stakeholders, the government of Québec is clearly showing its commitment to becoming a North American leader in mobility. This is excellent news,” concluded Mr. Brodeur.
About the RTL
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.