Longueuil, December 7, 2018 - On Wednesday evening, the Board of Directors of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) approved the implementation of universal accessibility measures on seven new lines in 2019.
As such, lines 3, 10, 17, 21, 39, 41 and 43 will become accessible to individuals with reduced mobility who need a wheelchair or a motorized mobility aid to get around. Line 15, serving the Downtown terminal, will also be part of a pilot project involving the introduction of universal accessibility. Announcements will be made once each line is ready to be rolled out.
“This is excellent news for our users. In addition to the nine lines we already have that are universally accessible, these new lines will make it easier for our users to get around, not to mention solidify our commitment to gradually making our network accessible to individuals with reduced mobility. Each user is important to us, and we want to make their trips safe and enjoyable,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
The introduction of the new lines is conditional on the number of new RTL vehicles equipped with a ramp. In fact, the RTL is gradually upgrading its fleet of vehicles, with all buses after the 2012 models featuring a front ramp that allows individuals with reduced mobility to get on and off the bus easier.
For the dimensions of the different mobility aids permitted on board, visit the RTL’s website.
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.