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Monday October 18, 2021

100 NEW SIGNS FOR REAL-TIME UPDATES IN BUS SHELTERS!

Longueuil, October 12, 2021 – In an effort to provide users with more information during their travels, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has begun installing digital signs in the bus shelters on its territory. These signs will show users the scheduled or real-time arrival times of the next three (3) buses, service disruptions, and other important messages.

In addition to existing tools, these signs will make it possible to share information with users faster, helping them to get around quicker and easier.

Over the next few months, close to 100 signs (electric or solar) will be installed in the bus shelters. The choice of model will depend on ridership and location.

Here is an example of what an electric sign will look like:

In an effort to consolidate our universal design efforts, tests were conducted and work is underway to improve the accessibility of the information conveyed on these signs.

This project is made possible through an investment by the federal and provincial governments as part of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.

Quotes
“Improving mobility in the greater Montréal area has always been one of our priorities. These new signs bring us one step closer to achieving our goal. In fact, transit performance is about more than just buses and the number of trips—it’s also about waiting conditions. Keeping users informed in real time is a major factor in the attractiveness of and satisfaction with public transit. I'm very proud that we can enhance the experience for users and ensure a smoother ride on public transit.”

Chantal Rouleau, Minister for Transport and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region

“Because keeping our users informed is one of our top priorities, we’re very pleased that we will be installing digital signs this month in the bus shelters on our territory. They will be a fresh, new way to communicate with our users and provide them with up-to-the-minute information, when and where they need it.”

Michel Veilleux, Executive Director of the RTL

 

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.