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.
Planned cuts to transit alarm Ottawa coalition warning of further erosion of public system
Cuts to OC Transpo’s capital budget threatens to erode public transit further, critics say.
City Council set to consider 2023 OC Transpo budget with $39M provincial funding ‘hole’
Since the start of a new year with a new mayor and council, the City of Ottawa has been building its annual budget amid various controversies including OC Transpo’s controversial draft budget for 2023. The draft details plans to freeze bus fares, hire 360 new operators and launch O-Train Lines 2 and 4, among other things. It projects an overall…
With Wellington set to reopen to traffic, Ecology Ottawa touts car-free, cyclist-friendly vision
Several groups are pushing to have the section of Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill remain closed to vehicle traffic.
Ecology Ottawa praises plan to buy 350 electric buses, but urges more action
At an emergency meeting last Friday, Ottawa’s Transit Commission voted in favour of the electrification of 350 diesel buses by 2026. While this number is lower than initially expected, Ecology Ottawa says the 350 buses will be a significant step toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions from Ottawa public transportation.
Supporters call for a municipal bike-share program in Ottawa
Montreal and Toronto have bike-share programs, why not Ottawa? supporters ask.
Ottawa transit users and critics want ‘genuinely reliable’ service following damning LRT report
The Ottawa LRT Public Inquiry final report found “persistent failures” during LRT construction and management. Critics are calling for reliable service as a means to restore some public trust.
Put it in Park: Ottawa’s e-scooter rental program is wrapping up, some hope for good
Ottawa’s e-scooter rentals ran a third pilot program this summer claiming to have many changed. Accessibility concerned committees disagree.
OC Transpo failing young workers outside the city’s core, some residents say
Young voters say they want to see a transit system that better prioritizes them and their non-traditional commutes.
Ontario throne speech addresses stresses in health care, workforce, housing and transit
The Progressive Conservative government announced Ontario’s plans for the next term of government in the throne speech.
Police prepare for Canada Day convoy protests with traffic control zone for Parliament Hill
Ottawa Police announce traffic control zone around Parliament Hill.
Road warriors: Drivers during power outage experienced accidents, flashing lights, reckless behaviour and lots of traffic jams
Driving through power outages can be both frustrating and educating. Read to find out more about the driving experience during a power outage.