Longueuil, August 25, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to reassure its users of the very low number of cases of COVID-19 among its employees, with only 6 out of 1,200 employees having contracted the virus since the start of the pandemic. No cases have been reported since July 31.
“With the new school year set to start and many users gradually returning to work, we see this as proof that our preventive measures are working to keep our employees and users safe, both on our buses and in our buildings,” said Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors. “Our disinfection measures, our employees wearing masks on public transit and in places where distancing can’t be respected, our drivers being isolated behind physical barriers, and our mask-wearing awareness campaigns for users—it’s all paid off.”
The employees in question have all recovered, and there was no contamination in the workplace.
The RTL, together with the other transit corporations in the metropolitan area, distributed face coverings to users at various locations and on several occasions in the past few months. Ultimately, close to 1.5 million masks will have been given out by the metropolitan transit corporations.
For the measures put in place by the RTL since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, visit this page.
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.