Problem-plagued OC Transpo is teaching me to lower my expectations of public transit
Capital Current’s Tamanna Khan bemoans the breakdowns and delays of Ottawa’s troubled transit system.
LRT off the rails: Advocacy groups demand contract cancellation, comprehensive safety review
Two local advocacy groups are demanding change from Ottawa city council surrounding its handling of the LRT.
Accessibility advocates concerned by barriers posed by e-scooters in Ottawa as pandemic restrictions lift
As pandemic restrictions lift over the summer, Ottawa advocates are concerned the city’s e-scooter pilot is posing accessibility barriers.
City kickstarts new bicycle parking plan, hits brakes on bike sharing
The City of Ottawa is moving forward with plans to bolster bicycle parking with a multi-year strategy
OC Transpo’s bus route ‘adjustments’ spark backlash from transit advocates
Some bus riders can expect to wait longer, or even change their route, once the recommendations in a new transit commission report come into effect.
City of Ottawa to bring ads into O-Train stations to rebuild revenue
The City of Ottawa’s transit commission looks to advertisements as a way of easing the financial stress on OC Transpo during COVID-19.
The future of public transportation uncertain in post-pandemic times
Public transportation has seen a huge decline in ridership since the beginning of the pandemic. This decrease may lead to future problems for public transit in post-pandemic times.
Lookahead ’21: Organization seeks volunteers to help foster cycling culture, improve infrastructure in GTA suburb
Markham Cycles is searching for volunteers to help expand cycling culture in the Greater Toronto Area community of Markham.
While loop and tram schemes gain traction, Watson says expanding and finishing LRT remains Ottawa’s top transit priority
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has said that an interprovincial transit link between Ottawa and Gatineau is not a priority. Ottawa-based group Supporters of the Loop believe now is an opportune time to examine the many benefits of a rail link in the National Capital Region.
Ottawa transit riders band against OC Transpo fare hike as 2021 budget nears finalization
The transit committee voted 8 to 3 in favour of the 2021 draft budget on Wednesday, leaving transit riders and advocates to rally against a 2.5 per cent fare increase ahead of final approval by city council on Dec. 9.