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Service on these routes will be available nearby on Laurier Ave, at Cumberland, and at Mackenzie King Station. This change will improve traffic flow on Laurier and reduce the potential for delay to other westbound service.
New trips between Elgin Street and Sandy Hill will run on Routes 5 and 14 starting Monday, May 2.
We have started installing bike racks on our buses so you can take your bike along for the ride. By May 1, more than 450 buses, including all those on routes 12, 85, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 101, 106 and 118 will be equipped with a rack. Use the Travel Planner’s “More options” features to plan your bike-friendly trips.
We’ve reorganised and simplified the fare information on our website. In a few clicks, find out what it costs to ride transit, learn about discounts and eligibility, how to pay (including PRESTO) and where to buy fare products. Please take a look and let us know what you think.
Starting April 24, most routes will have new schedules to reflect lower seasonal ridership and respond to changing customer needs. Some early morning and late evening trips will also be cancelled due to low ridership.
The 2015-2016 (regular) U-Pass will expire on April 30. New this year: students enrolled in full-time studies this summer at Algonquin, Carleton, St. Paul or uOttawa will get a new Summer U-Pass that will let them ride all routes from May 1 to Aug. 31. For students taking the summer off, PRESTO is the easy and affordable way to go.
Confederation Line construction in the central Transitway corridor continues this spring. Campus Station will close, and bus service at Laurier and Lees Stations will be reduced. Travel times and transfer points may change for customers traveling in the uOttawa area. Check to see if your commute is affected, and read about other changes coming this year.
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.
PRESTO - Register
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PRESTO - Online not in Line
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