Green goliaths: Why electrifying SUVs, pickups puts more lives at risk on roads
In early July, a pickup truck swerved and hit five pedestrians after its intoxicated driver lost control of the vehicle in St. Thomas, Ont. A child died and a woman was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Also last month, a silver SUV collided with a 22-year-old woman in Brockville, Ont. She was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries….
Critics call for more public input into $333-million ‘Lansdowne 2.0’
Several Ottawa community groups are asking the city for more thorough consultations on its public-private proposal for the stage-two revitalization of Lansdowne Park. The proposal, referred to as “Lansdowne 2.0”, would see the TD Place north side stands replaced, the construction of a new 5,500-seat arena where the Ottawa 67s would play, and zoning changes to allow the building of…
Data shows buses on busiest Ottawa routes late about one-third of the time
OC Transpo’s 10 busiest bus routes keep to their schedule just two-thirds of the time on average, according to city data requested by Capital Current. The data, which recorded the on-time performance of the routes between Dec. 25, 2022 and Jan. 19, shows the route with the worst record for buses running on time was the No. 85, a major…
It’s a numbers game: Ottawa’s transit reliability not likely to improve without better data, councillor says
University students are increasingly turning away from OC Transpo due to unreliable service, as city councillors try to tackle the issue they are confronted by major data gaps.