EXTENSION OF YELLOW LINE, TRAMWAY ON TASCHEREAU: RTL WELCOMES MEASURES ADOPTED IN PROVINCIAL BUDGET
Longueuil, March 21, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) welcomes the announcements made today by the provincial government during the tabling of its budget.
The various measures announced will help to initiate or implement some of the projects planned under Vision 2025, namely studies on extending the metro’s yellow line and the tramway on boulevard Taschereau, and the construction of reserved lanes on Autoroute 30 and Route 116.
“We are pleased that the Legault government has recognized the importance of our Vision 2025, which has the unanimous support of all five mayors of the Agglomération de Longueuil,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors. “Ultimately, the projects identified in today’s provincial budget adopted in Québec will profoundly change the public transit landscape on our territory, for the benefit of all citizens.”
The budget also allocates the necessary funding to carry out the electrification projects planned for the Vieux-Longueuil Operations Centre and the major overhaul of the Saint-Hubert Operations Centre.
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.