Stabilizing LRT is key to boosting bus reliability, says OC Transpo head
New data shared by OC Transpo shows that bus reliability dropped further in July and August following the Line 1 LRT closure. City councillors are concerned that without increased transit reliability, transit fare revenue will continue to fail to hit projected targets.
OC Transpo’s on-demand plan ‘throwing mud’ in face of Para Transpo users, say advocates
New on-demand bus service is drawing the ire to the disabled community.
Para Transpo riders still feel left behind after launch of online booking system
Para Transpo riders say they are still being left behind despite an overhaul of the booking system last year.
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.
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.