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Equipment and installations

To ensure a high quality service to its customers, the RTL offers a wide range of performing vehicles and equipment throughout the territory of the agglomeration de Longueuil. 

Our network also provides connections between buses and other modes of passenger transportation such as trains and subway. 

In a gradual manner, preferential bus measures (PBM) are being implemented across our network, for an even faster and more efficient service.

The RTL deploys 430 buses of various models, distributed in two operating centres located in Longueuil and Saint-Hubert.

With an objective of encouraging a sustainable mobility and the electrification of our network, since 2014, the renewal of our fleet of buses is carried out by the commissioning of vehicles with hybrid propulsion. An ecological initiative that contributes to promoting the well-being of citizens of the Agglomeration of Longueuil.

 Nova LFS - BAE hybrid bus (Low-floor Series)
First commissioned: November 2014
Manufacturer: Nova Bus (Québec)
Weight: 14,000 kg
Length: 12.18 meters
Cost: $850,000  taxes included
No. of units: 234
The RTL, a key player in sustainable mobility in the Agglomération de Longueuil, has had one of the largest fleets of hybrid buses in Québec since 2014.
Hybrid buses in service now make up approximately 31% of our fleet, and represent a significant advance in the electrification of the network. Since 2019, the models offer air conditioning for increased comfort in summer. In addition, the "Stop & Start" technology allows the complete shutdown of the diesel engine when the vehicle comes to a stop. This has the effect of further reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and contributing to the reduction of noise in urban areas.
  • 35 seats, 65 places in total.
  • Improved heating systems.
  • Air-conditioning (218 series and higher).
  • Stop-start engine technology (217 series and higher).
  • 260 horsepower.
  • Low floor: accessibility without steps to the majority or the total of the seated places (according to the year of production).
  • Floor made of composite material more durable than previously used plywood.
  • Front kneeling system for easy access.
  • Panoramic side windows.
  • Curved and larger windshield, one piece.
  • Electric and synchronized wipers, sweeping a larger area.
  • Four-wheel disc brakes.
  • Radial tires, for more comfort.
  • Photocell-activated rear door; the passenger touches the indicated place to open the doors, which lock when the bus exceeds 1.6 km/h.
  • One-piece, welded, modular steel structure vs. attached modular structures.
  • Fibreglass exterior siding.
BAE’s HybriDrive hybrid electric propulsion system, which delivers regenerated braking energy, allowing for substantial fuel savings of more than 20% compared to conventional buses (under identical driving conditions)
Commissioning: 2011
Builder: Nova Bus
Weight:  17 458 kg
Lenght:  18,9 mètres
Cost: 700 000$
No. of units: 8
  • 58 seats + 46 standing = capacity of 104
  • Rigid welded stainless steel structure
  • Composite finish
  • Motor in trailer, called « pusher »
  • Cummins 4 way turbocharged 330 HP engine
  • Low floor
Nova LFS
Commissioning: April 1, 1997
Builder: NovaBus (Québec)
Weight: 12,000 kg
Lenght: 12.18 metres
Cost: $350,000 (in 1997)
No. of units: 183
  • The following are some of the low-floor model's features compared with conventional buses
  • 38 seats and room for 27 standing passengers = 65
  • No steps; full length low floor
  • The front drops to facilitate access
  • Panoramic side windows
  • Improved heating and ventilation
  • Radial tires for increased comfort
  • Larger one-piece windshield
  • Synchronized electric windshield wipers covering a larger area
  • Four-stroke cleaner Cummins engine
  • Fibreglass skin
  • Self-supporting steel frame welded in one piece instead of modular structures added to one another
  • Front disk brakes
  • A photocell opens the rear doors; riders simply touch where indicated to open the doors. The doors remain closed when the bus's speed is over 1.6 km/h