FOUNDATIONAL SOUTH SHORE PUBLIC TRANSIT PROJECT: RTL WELCOMES VILLE DE LONGUEUIL’S VISION
Longueuil, February 27, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) welcomes Ville de Longueuil’s vision for the development of a foundational public transit project on Montréal’s South Shore, presented by the Mayor of Longueuil on February 27 as part of the Grandes Rencontres de la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de la Rive-Sud (CCIRS).
“The last major public transit project for the Agglomération de Longueuil was the Montréal metro system’s yellow line, which dates back more than 50 years. Since then, the city’s demographic and economic landscapes have changed dramatically, and mobility needs have exploded. The need to develop an east-west corridor in the Agglomération was identified as a priority many years ago,” stated Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors. “The recent announcement of the creation of the project office is consistent with our willingness to identify the best solution for linking major corridors on the territory,” he continued, “facilitating travel and connections with other modes of transportation, such as the metro, REM, train and bus, and contributing to the revitalization of the sector. Obviously, the RTL will work closely with Ville de Longueuil, the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain, and the Ministère des Transports on this project, which is so crucial to the future of the agglomeration.”
The RTL will oversee the project office, which will carry out the studies needed to identify the best public transit solution for boulevard Taschereau and the yellow line. The development of public transit in these corridors was identified as one of the priorities of the Agglomération de Longueuil’s Vision 2025, presented by the five mayors in 2018. Ville de Longueuil, the ARTM and the MTQ will provide governance for the project.
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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.
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.