Longueuil, November 18, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is actively contributing to the economic development of the region. In fact, according to a study conducted and recently updated by the Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ), 67% of the RTL’s expenditures were made in the Montérégie administrative region. In 2017, this represented $97.3 million.
This study clearly shows that, in addition to allowing citizens to get around on the territory of the Agglomération de Longueuil, the RTL meets a wide range of social, economic and environmental objectives.
In 2017, the RTL injected $191.2 million into the economy, an amount that helped sustain 1,002 direct and indirect jobs in the region. Province-wide, that represents 1,490 direct and indirect jobs that the RTL supported through spending on operations and capital expenditures.
“The RTL contributes to the urban fabric of municipalities and generates a wide range of benefits related to the environment, health, security, and many other factors that help improve quality of life for the community,” explained Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors. “It serves as an economic catalyst and contributes to social equity.”
Overall, Québec’s nine transit companies injected $3.1 billion into Québec’s economy in 2019, supporting 23,184 direct and indirect jobs.
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.