RTL PULLS BUSES FOR SAFETY REASONS
Longueuil, March 21, 2019 - Due to a power steering problem in certain models of Nova Bus hybrid buses delivered between 2017 and 2019, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has taken these buses off the road for emergency inspections.
This decision will affect the service provided to RTL users starting Friday morning. Each vehicle will be thoroughly inspected and put back into service once it has been declared roadworthy. Buses that fail the inspection will be repaired by our maintenance teams.
“For the safety of our users and our drivers, we made the quick decision to pull the problem vehicles off the road,” stated Michel Veilleux, Executive Director of the RTL. “The buses will be repaired as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we are asking users to be patient over the next few days.”
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.