Longueuil, December 5, 2019 - On December 4, the Board of Directors of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) approved the permanent implementation of the “RTL à la demande” service. Launched in November 2018, this service, accessible via a microtransit app designed for smart phones, allows users to book short shared taxi trips to busy public transit stops on request.
“Ever the innovator, the RTL is the first public transit company in Québec to introduce an app based microtransit solution. The success of the service is proof that new transit options have the ability to meet the needs of users who live in less accessible neighborhoods,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
The service is currently available to users in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville who live in a specific sector south of Route 116. The RTL is studying the possibility of extending this service to other similar neighborhoods on its territory. The council also authorized a change to the service to add a new stop in the Gérard-Filion industrial park, which will be up and running in the next few months.
Not only does “RTL à la demande” successfully meet the needs of users in that sector, the service has also earned accolades from the Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ) and the Carrefour action municipale et famille (CAMF).
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.