The Longueuil transport network (RTL) has found the one who will take over as interim general manager, after the announced departure of Michel Veilleux. This is Sylvain Gonthier, who has been senior director of operations since 2017.
Mr. Gonthier was also responsible for the electrification of the transport network’s vehicle fleet. The main interested party has been serving the Longueuil organization for more than six years.
His appointment, approved Thursday at a public meeting of the board, comes just under a month after outgoing RTL director general Michel Veilleux announced to the board that he would step down from his role. “during the coming spring”, in order to take up new professional challenges.
The challenges will be great for the RTL in the coming days. The transport operator announced on Thursday a “major” redesign of its bus routes, in view of the arrival of the Metropolitan Express Network (REM) on the South Shore in the spring.
Several local lines will be enhanced around future stations and outside of peak periods, while new routes will emerge. A first in 30 years for the organization, which sees an opportunity to boost traffic.