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New fares starting July 1 Read More

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.

2016 fares prices

New summer service starts June 19 Read More

On Sunday, June 19, new summer schedules go into effect on most routes to reflect the lower demand for service in the summer. We are making changes to service in Greenboro East, including modifying Routes 43 and 114 to replace Route 143. On June 24, LRT construction will be extended west to Tunney’s Pasture Station, and while the station will remain open, its lower level is closing and all routes will serve a new platform on the upper level.

New summer service starts June 19: Read More

Public consultation: Expansion of our closed circuit television policy Read More

We are holding a public consultation to give our customers an opportunity to provide feedback on the expansion of OC Transpo’s Closed Circuit Television Policy. Have your voice heard from now until May 31.

Public consultation: Expansion of our closed circuit television policy: Read More

Routes 5, 16 and 85 now bypass Laurier Station Read More

Service on these routes is available nearby on Laurier Ave, at Cumberland, and at Mackenzie King Station. This change improves traffic flow on Laurier and reduces the potential for delay to other westbound service.

Rack & Roll is back until fall Read More

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.

Rack & Roll is back until fall: Read More

Thanks for your feedback on our fare info! Read More

Thank you to all who shared their impressions on our new fare pages. We have started incorporating your suggestions and will continue to use your feedback to make our website information clearer and more relevant. If you didn’t have a chance to tell us what you think, please fill out our Customer Relations Feedback Form (select Website information for the category).

Customer Relations Feedback Form

New spring service Read More

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.

Service change details

U-Pass expires April 30, new Summer U-Pass debuts Read More

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.

More about the U-Pass

On Track 2018 Campus Station Closing April 24: uOttawa service revised Read More

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.

April Service Change Information

Improved Travel Planner Read More

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.

Plan my trip

The 2014 Annual Performance Report Read More

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.

Go to the 2014 Annual Performance Report (PDF)

We’re redesigning our new mobile site and we want your input Read More

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!

Go to the new mobile site octranspo.mobi

Safe Travels Read More

Tips to help you ride safely, every step of your journey.

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2014 Transit Services Customer Survey Highlights Read More

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.

Transit Services 2014 Customer Survey Report

You need to renew your PRESTO card Community Pass discount every two years Read More

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.

How to renew your Community Pass discount

Transportation Safety Board Update Read More

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.

Transportation Safety Board Update: Read More

Light Rail Transit System and Line Names report Read More

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.

Read the Light Rail Transit System and Line Names report

PRESTO card readers are updated at least 3 times a day Read More

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.

Automatically renew your PRESTO pass Read More

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.

... more information on renewing your pass

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