Longueuil, January 30, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is announcing that 25 new hybrid buses will be put into service in the coming months. With the addition of these vehicles and the arrival of the electric midibuses, the RTL continues to modernize its fleet.
Fifteen of these Nova Bus vehicles will be added to the RTL’s current fleet and ten will replace buses at the end of their useful life. The new buses will be equipped with modern polymer seats, larger windows, and a 100% electric air conditioning and auxiliary heating system.
“Since 2014, hybrid technology has been the pillar of our fleet renewal strategy and a mainstay of the Agglomération de Longueuil’s Vision en transport en commun 2025, which also calls for the addition of fully electric buses in the coming years,” added Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
With the addition of these buses, the RTL’s fleet will now be comprised of more than 38% hybrid vehicles. These buses will help maintain optimal service delivery for our users. In total, forty new hybrid buses will be added to the fleet in 2020.
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.