Longueuil, April 9, 2020 – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and in response to the government’s recommendations on physical distancing, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is implementing a new temporary measure to protect its users. Effective immediately, a maximum of 15 passengers will be allowed on buses.
“As mentioned recently, we are monitoring the situation closely and considering all comments received from our users. Since cutting down on our service, not only have we been making continuous adjustments in order to meet users’ needs, but we are now implementing this measure, which will remain in effect until further notice, in order to protect our users and employees,” said Michel Veilleux, Executive Director of the RTL.
Additional buses will be standing by in the event users are unable to board a bus. Prior to introducing this new measure, the RTL’s operations team identified the sectors most likely to become overloaded.
We wish to remind users of our dedicated web page listing the measures taken by the RTL in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is available at https://rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/en-CA/news/alert/2020/covid-19-coronavirus-monitoring-the-situation/. We also encourage you to consult the public notices on a regular basis at https://rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/en-CA/news/public-notice/.
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.