Mission and values

Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) offers regular public transit services in the greater Quebec City area. It is also responsible for providing paratransit services, which it delegates to Service de transport adapté de la Capitale (STAC). Thanks to RTC, thousands of people can travel anywhere in the area served, at a reasonable price, to work, study, and enjoy social pursuits.

Réseau de transport de la Capitale makes it easier for people get around the region by offering public transit and encouraging people to adopt alternative travel solutions.

Our values

The company adheres to the following values and principles:

  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Openness
  • Innovation
  • Excellence

Area served

Territoire RTC

RTC provides public transit in greater Quebec City, an area with approximately 575,000 people.* It also serves Boischatel under an agreement with the municipality. Certain services, such as paratransit and the Taxibus, are operated by external companies under contracts with RTC.

* Institut de la statistique du Québec, 2016.

97% of Quebec City residents live within 800 meters of a bus stop.

RTC at a glance *

* 2018 data


4 538 stops

1 049 bus shelters

21 all-weather stations

21 Parc-O-Bus parking areas

6 terminals


4 223 daily departures

An 869 km network

65,4 km of reserved lanes

27 341 824 kilometers travelled in 2018

Bus fleet

563 vehicules

386 standard vehicules

86 articulated vehicules


1 605

926 - driversr

364 - administrative and support staff

315 maintenance staff

Statistics - 2019 OPUS validations

  • The table below shows the number of OPUS validations recorded in our systems for each of our announced routes.
  • OPUS validations include transfers but do not include cash fares or fares without validation (example: children age 5 and under).
  • The data is presented by month for 2019.

Note that on September 27, 2019, no validation was required on our buses, as it was a fare-free day.

Download the 2019 OPUS Validation Report (PDF, 279 KB)


Quebec City has had a public transit system for over 150 years. To learn how it has evolved, cliquez ici.