2018 annual report: A vision for the future of transit
Longueuil, August 1, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 annual report, which paints a highly positive portrait of its achievements and highlights the growth of the organization and its services in 2018.
Record increase in ridership
With a 2.8% increase in ridership, the RTL not only saw its numbers climb for the third year in a row, but also reach the highest level in its history. This is also the case with paratransit, which saw a significant increase of 9.5%.
Again this year, the RTL posted an exceptional 99.8% vehicle availability rate, a near-perfect level that allows it to deliver on almost all scheduled services.
Vision 2025 for Public Transit
The RTL stood with the five cities of the Agglomération in announcing their vision for the future of public transit. This vision puts forward key projects that will provide services adapted to the needs of citizens and businesses, such as:
- the implementation of support services for the REM;
- the extension of the yellow line;
- the tramway on Taschereau;
- the continuation of work on the Réseau rapide d’agglomération;
- the construction of express corridors; and
- the electrification of the bus fleet.
Public consultations on the changes to the RTL’s network began in fall 2018 with a meeting in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, which allowed the RTL to precisely determine the mobility needs of the Agglomération’s citizens.
“The RTL had an exceptional year in 2018, and we owe our outstanding results to the dedication of our 1,200 employees, including the 165 new ones hired during the year. We sincerely thank them for all their hard work,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors. “I would also like to thank our users for their loyalty and trust in us.”
To consult the 2018 annual report, visit our website.
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.