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All customers should prepare for detours and longer travel times on Wednesday, June 29, between 8 am and 8 pm, as Ottawa hosts the North American Leaders’ Summit. The most significant impacts are expected downtown, near the National Gallery and Parliament Hill. Roads near the Ottawa International Airport will also close temporarily while dignitaries makes their way through. Please check our service alerts often as other street closures and delays are likely to take place.
Due to the closure of Pagé Rd. at Brian Coburn, we are rerouting Routes 34 and 134 away from Pagé Rd. and Creek Crossing. We are also extending Route 34 to offer better service to the Trailsedge and Eastboro communities. These changes will bring closer access to transit for some customers, but others may have a slightly longer walk.
Get to Canada Day festivities the easy and free way with transit! As part of our holiday service, we’re adding extra trips on many routes throughout the day and into the night. The following routes will not run on July 1: all express routes and routes 101, 120, 123, 137, 150, 151, 161, 162, 165, 173, 174, 178 and 205. Para Transpo fares are also free; book your Canada Day trips on or after June 24.
The Transitway from Merton Street to Tunney’s Pasture station is now closed. Tunney’s Pasture station remains open but all buses will serve a new platform on the upper level of Tunney’s Pasture.
OC Transpo held a technical briefing regarding three reports: Bus Service Identification, OC Transpo 2018 Route Network, and OC Transpo Fare System. This technical briefing is one of many that will be held as we lead up to the opening of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018.
On July 1, 2016, fares will go up an average of 2.5% to keep pace with inflation and the cost of providing transit service. The price of the Community Pass will remain the same.
On Sunday, June 19, new summer schedules went into effect on most routes to reflect the lower demand for service in the summer. We made changes to service in Greenboro East, including modifying Routes 43 and 114 to replace Route 143.
We have finished installing bike racks on our buses so you can take your bike along for the ride. More than 450 buses, including all those on routes 12, 85, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 101, 106 and 118 are equipped with a rack. Use the Travel Planner’s “More options” features to plan your bike-friendly trips.
OC Transpo’s Travel Planner now provides a full screen Google map to view your route, as well as multiple travel solutions to help you find the best trip.
The report provides a snapshot of what occurred in 2014 and a summary of how transit service was planned, operated and managed over the past year.
We are rolling out an expanded and responsive version of our mobile site. The new site adapts the most popular features of octranspo.com for a wide range of mobile devices. However, the site does not include all of the information found on the full site. Please check it out and let us know what you think!
Tips to help you ride safely, every step of your journey.
We released highlights of the 2014 Transit Services Customer Survey. The results showed positive feedback in many areas. For example, 78% of customers rated OC Transpo as good or very good and 90% said they feel safe and secure using transit.
If you received your first PRESTO Community pass in 2013, you need to renew it this year before the discount expires. Find out your renewal day at prestocard.ca or in person at an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre.
A memorandum has been posted on ottawa.ca from the City Manager regarding the recent safety advisory letters from the Transportation Safety Board concerning the September 18th, 2013 bus-train collision.
The report on naming Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit system and lines is now available. It will be presented to the Transit Commission September 17.
PRESTO was upgraded to reduce the time it takes to update all the readers on the bus. Your online or phone purchases are now transmitted to the buses at least three times every day — and as often as six times in a day!
This means the purchases you make in the evening will be waiting for you when you tap your card on the bus the next morning.
OC Transpo is currently the only transit system using a cellular connection for PRESTO — other transit companies are updated just once a day using a Wi-Fi connection.
When you order a registered card online it will have to be "activated" before you can use it. Activate your card at prestocard.ca, or by phone.
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