LONGUEUIL, QC, Jan. 22, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - In partnership with the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), Moovit is officially launching its application in Québec. Already present in some 500 cities in 45 countries and available in 31 different languages, Moovit has over 15 million users worldwide. RTL and public transit users throughout metropolitan Montréal can now enjoy the benefits of this free community-based app that will significantly enhance their public transit experience.
Available on most smart phones and tablets, the Moovit app has everything users need to get around by public transit quicker, easier, and smarter. By combining transit company data with real-time information from users, Moovit sends riders suggestions on the fastest and least crowded routes. Its success lies in its participative approach: the more riders who use and input data to the application, the more relevant and accurate it becomes, thus making it an invaluable tool for public transit users throughout Québec.
"This innovative agreement aims to transform the passenger experience. Riders are encouraged to download the app and share information with other users, thus generating real-time data on route and network conditions," stated Colette Éthier, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil.
"We are very proud of this strategic partnership—the first of its kind in Canada—which will give millions of public transit users instant access to this leading‑edge technology on a daily basis. In fact, as a major public transit company in the metropolitan Montréal area, the RTL aims to increasingly promote innovative digital solutions to its clients, something we are very pleased to assist them with," stated Pierre Valentin, Country Manager France and French speaking countries for Moovit.
Moovit is already present in ten major cities across Canada, including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Kingston, Montréal, Québec City, Victoria, Kelowna, and Halifax. The exponential growth of the Moovit community across Canada has garnered high praise for the app.
Moovit was launched in March 2012, and began expanding internationally in 2013. Its head office is located in Ness Ziona, Israel, and the company recently opened an international office in San Francisco, CA, in November 2014.
About the RTL
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil 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, it makes over 35 million trips annually. With some 1,085 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.
SOURCE Réseau de transport de Longueuil
For further information: Anne-Louise Milot, Public Affairs Advisor, Réseau de transport de Longueuil, 450-442-8600, ext. 8145, [email protected]