Longueuil, October 3, 2019 – With road safety being one of its priorities, once again this year the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will hold an awareness-raising activity open to public transit users, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, on October 10, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., on the esplanade at Place Charles-Le Moyne.
The RTL team will be on site to educate participants about the blind spots around buses—areas where the risk of an accident is higher. Participants will be able to board an RTL vehicle to get a better sense of the safety issues involved in driving a bus.
“Our goal is to show that bus drivers can’t always see other people on the road because of their blind spots. We want to educate the public about the importance of being clearly visible when they’re on the road,” explained Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors. “This activity is just another aspect of the RTL’s daily awareness-raising efforts to remind people of the right way to behave around buses.”
More than 40 positions to fill
The RTL’s staffing department will also be present during the activity to promote opportunities and look for skilled labour.
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.