Longueuil, August 27, 2020 — The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has just released its 2019 annual report, which paints a highly positive portrait of its achievements for the year, shining a spotlight on the evolution of the organization and its services in 2019.
Main achievements in 2019
Increase in ridership
Over the past four years, the RTL has seen a constant increase in ridership of approximately 7%, including a 1.8% increase on the regular network in 2019. For the second consecutive year, the RTL recorded more than 400,000 paratransit trips.
The RTL continued to hold public consultations on the review of its network in 2019, with a view to determining the needs of the Agglomération’s population ahead of the arrival of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) on our territory.
New foundational method of transportation
The creation of a new project office was announced in late 2019, to oversee implementation of a foundational method of public transportation that will join up with the extension of the metro’s yellow line and run along boulevard Taschereau, with a budget of $60 million. Under the auspices of the RTL, this project office has been tasked with identifying the best electric public transit solution based on the needs of the territory and the community. In February 2020, Longueuil launched the Léeo (Lien électrique est-ouest, or east-west electrical link) project, which has become the driving force behind the Agglomération de Longueuil’s efforts to implement a foundational method of transportation in this corridor.
Seven new accessible lines
With the addition of seven new lines, the RTL has virtually doubled the size of its accessible network, bringing the total to 16 lines.
Canada’s 10th best employer
The RTL earned the number 10 spot in Forbes magazine’s ranking of Canada’s Best Employers. To compile the list, employees at more than 1,500 companies across Canada, in both the private and public sectors, were asked whether they would recommend their company as an employer.
“The year 2019 was one of large-scale projects for the RTL. We all rolled up our sleeves to deliver quality service and key projects for the RTL and the community. We wish to thank our employees for their excellent work and our users for their loyalty,” said Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
Our 2019 annual report is available for consultation at https://www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/en-CA/press-room/documents-and-practical-information/annual-reports/?NavID=397&CultureCode=fr-CA (French only).
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.