RTL to offer shuttle service for COVID-19 vaccination
Longueuil, April 8, 2021 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), in association with the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de la Montérégie-Est, is offering a shuttle service to Centre Marcel-Dulude in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville on April 13 and to Hôtel Mortagne in Boucherville on April 22 for the COVID-19 vaccination.
The shuttle service to Centre Marcel-Dulude will run every 40 minutes, along boulevard de Boucherville, Montée Sabourin, and boulevard De Montarville. The shuttle service to Hôtel Mortagne will run every 30 minutes, along boulevard Curé-Poirier and boulevard Jacques-Cartier from the Longueuil terminal. The service will be free of charge during operating hours, which are constantly being reassessed based on ridership and vaccine availability. Detailed schedules and routes are available here: https://www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/fr-CA/vaccination-covid-19/. However, it is important to remember that only people who have made appointments will be vaccinated.
Other clinics are available to citizens of Brossard, Boucherville, Longueuil, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, and Saint-Lambert and are already served by our regular lines. The following options are available:
• Vaccination clinic at Espace Rodi, 1136 boulevard Marie-Victorin, in Longueuil: lines 20, 25, 81, and 125;
• COVID vaccination centre, 1575 avenue Panama, in Brossard: lines 5, 6, 13, 15, 32, 35, 39, 41, 42, 44, 47, 49, 50, 54, 60, 77, 132, 117, and T-48;
• DIX30 COVID vaccination centre, 9415 boulevard Leduc, in Brossard: lines 14, 35, and 39;
• Vaccination clinic at Centre multifonctionnel Francine-Gadbois, in Boucherville: lines 80, 83, 84, and 180.
Paratransit users can book transportation to the various clinics by calling 450-670-2992.
“One year into the COVID-19 pandemic and our lives continue to be turned upside down. My directors and I want to do our part in the fight against the virus to make sure we can get back to normal as soon as possible. Since March 2020, our employees have been working hard to protect the users on our buses and provide service to essential workers. As we’ve shown time and again over the past year, our services are safe, and we encourage citizens to take the bus and get vaccinated,” added Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
Louise Potvin, President-CEO of the CISSS de la Montérégie-Est, added, “We’re very grateful to the Réseau de transport de Longueuil for this service, which will allow people to get to a clinic, where they can get that crucial vaccine that will keep them and their families safe.”
The RTL reminds users that masks are mandatory on its buses and at all its facilities, and encourages users to avoid taking public transit if they have symptoms of COVID-19. To make an appointment to get the vaccine at one of these clinics, visit quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/progress-of-the-covid-19-vaccination.
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.
About the CISSS de la Montérégie-Est
The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de la Montérégie-Est is a public institution comprised of 59 facilities, including three hospitals: Hôpital Pierre-Boucher in Longueuil, Hôpital Honoré-Mercier in Saint-Hyacinthe, and Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu in Sorel.
The CISSS de la Montérégie-Est serves a population of more than 530,000 people across a territory of 3,485 km², in addition to overseeing child and youth protection services and rehabilitation services for youth with adjustment difficulties for the entire Montérégie health region.
The institution employs close to 15,000 people and more than 800 physicians.