FOUR PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE MOBILITY NEEDS ON THE AGGLOMÉRATION’S TERRITORY
Longueuil, September 24, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is continuing its series of public consultations in various cities throughout the Agglomération de Longueuil in the lead-up to the review of its public transit network. In October and November, residents of the Agglomération will have the opportunity to discuss their mobility needs and expectations, and learn more about the RTL’s objectives, during a series of interactive, stimulating workshops.
The RTL’s public consultations kicked off in fall 2018, in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, and continued in Brossard in spring 2019. Major changes affecting mobility are expected in the coming years, namely with the arrival of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) and the work on the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Bridge Tunnel. Holding public consultations in the Agglomération’s three other cities (Longueuil, Boucherville, and Saint-Lambert) is therefore essential to gaining an in-depth understanding of citizens’ mobility needs, with a view to making the appropriate adjustments to the current network. At the close of this round of consultations, the RTL will have consulted citizens on the entire territory.
“The point of this consultation process, carried out in all five cities on our territory, was to gain a clearer picture of our users’ opinions and mobility needs,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors. “By listening to and being open with citizens, we’ll be better able to take their expectations into account when rethinking our network.”
“These public consultations were intended to start a conversation with citizens to make sure the changes we’re considering for the Agglomération de Longueuil correspond as closely as possible to what the people really need,” stated Michel Veilleux, Executive Director of the RTL. “We want our new public transit network to be user-friendly, efficient, and modern. The information gathered directly from citizens is very important to us.”
Citizens who are unable to attend these public consultations can weigh in online at www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/consultationpublique.
|Longueuil (Greenfield Park and Saint-Hubert boroughs)||October 9 at 7 p.m.||Restaurant L’Ancêtre 5370, chemin de Chambly, arrondissement Saint-Hubert, QC J3Y 3N9|
|Boucherville||October 30 at 7 p.m.||Centre communautaire Saint-Louis 220, rue Claude-Dauzat, Boucherville, QC J4B 1M2|
|Longueuil (Vieux Longueuil borough)
||November 6 at 7 p.m.||Paroisse de la Visitation 1545, boulevard Jacques-Cartier Est, arrondissement Vieux- Longueuil, QC J4M 2B5|
|Saint-Lambert||November 21 at 7 p.m.||Centre multifonctionnel 81, avenue Hooper, Saint-Lambert, QC J4P 3T3|
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.