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Starting this September, Algonquin College students will be using the U-Pass! Read More

On March 13, 2015, OC Transpo, Algonquin College and Algonquin Students’ Association signed a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) Agreement. Algonquin College is the fourth local post-secondary institution along with Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University to adopt the U-Pass.

Starting this September, Algonquin College students will be using the U-Pass!: Read More

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 Sales & Information Centre.

How to renew your Community Pass discount

Expanded O-Train Trillium Line service starts Monday, March 2 Read More

The new service will include a bigger fleet of new trains that will run more often, start earlier and have space for more passengers. This will result in lower waiting times for riders.

Expanded O-Train Trillium Line service starts Monday, March 2: Read More

PRESTO Transit Usage Report for tax purposes available from March 1 Read More

If you have a registered PRESTO card, you can download your Transit Usage Report from prestocard.ca as of March 1. It gives a summary of PRESTO travel details you can use to help determine your eligibility for the Public Transit Tax Credit.

PRESTO Transit Usage Report for tax purposes available from March 1: Read More

Arrival of the O-Train Confederation Line Train in Ottawa Read More

A full-sized model of the City of Ottawa’s new light rail train has arrived in Ottawa! The train will be available for public viewing 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm from January 30 to March 31 at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park.

While at the showcase, you will be able to experience first-hand the world-class vehicle that will serve the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018.

More information will be posted on our website as we get closer to the date. Stay tuned!

Read more about the new light rail train and the Confederation Line on the City of Ottawa website or at http://www.confederationline.ca/.

Arrival of the O-Train Confederation Line Train in Ottawa: Read More

Bayshore pedestrian overpass is closed until mid-October Read More

The overpass that links Bayshore station with the shopping centre will be closed from Monday, January 19 until approximately mid-October for parking garage construction. You will be able to access the mall by crossing at ground level.

Map of Bayshore station featuring the closure of the pedestrian bridge

Winter Service including revised service to Kanata North Read More

Most routes have new winter schedules since January 4.

Winter Service including revised service to Kanata North: Read More

Bus Ticket Changes: Trade In Old Tickets Read More

Starting January 1, 2015, orange ($1.50) tickets will no longer be accepted on the bus. Yellow ($1.55) tickets will continue to be valid.

If you have older tickets, you’re encouraged to use them up before the end of the year. Older tickets can also be exchanged for their face value at an OC Transpo Sales Centre toward the purchase of new tickets or a pass. However, they are not redeemable for cash. Old tickets can be exchanged any time, before or after January 1.

OC Transpo Sales Centres are located at:  

Rideau Centre  
Monday to Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:30 am - 9 pm  
Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30 am - 6 pm  
Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 am - 5 pm  
Most holidays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 am - 6 pm  

St-Laurent, Place d’Orléans and Lincoln  Fields Transitway Stations
Monday to Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 am - 6 pm

Eagleson Road overpass closed to pedestrians until spring Read More

The sidewalk of the Eagleson Road overpass above Highway 417 is too narrow for City of Ottawa equipment to clear, which makes it unsafe to cross on foot. For the best way to reach your destination, please use the travel planner or call 613-741-4390.

LeBreton Station has moved Read More

On Dec. 21, LeBreton Station moved one block west, to the intersection of Preston St. at the Transitway because Booth St. is partially closed for the construction of the O-Train Confederation Line. The Transitway is still open but some routes have been rerouted.

LeBreton Station has moved: Read More

Lincoln Fields Sales and Information Centre reopened Dec. 15 Read More

The Sales and Information Centre reopened in its original spot at Lincoln Fields Station on Monday, Dec. 15 at 7 am. The centre now has accessible service counters, a new microphone to improve two-way conversations, and a better photo-taking setup. Thank you for your patience during the renos.

Bus-only lanes and new station for Barrhaven Read More

Route 99 now travels on new bus-only lanes on Chapman Mills Drive and serves newly-opened Beatrice Station (stop #3049).

Bus-only lanes and new station for Barrhaven: Read More

New service to Tanger Outlets 7 days a week Read More

Routes 96A and 196 now serve the new Tanger Outlets mall. Route 96A continues to provide service on weekdays from 7 am to 7 pm, while the 196 runs after 7 pm and on weekends.

New service to Tanger Outlets 7 days a week: Read More

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

Revised Kanata North Service Read More

A new service for Kanata North will go into effect December 22, 2014. It will include a new Route 64 and changes to Routes 60, 68 and 181.

Revised Kanata North Service: 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.

Transit Safety is a priority Read More

Ottawa is a safe city and transit services play a significant role in providing a safe environment for riders who use our services. Safety and security for customers and employees remains a primary focus for the department. The continued focus on safety programs and messages has resulted in maintaining a safe environment for everyone. A safe travelling and working environment is a primary focus for transit services.

In 2013 there are a number of initiatives underway that will ensure that the safety of customers and staff is maintained. The increased focus on working with community partners and our union representatives will ensure that we continue to provide safety and security for all.

Safety initiatives

Make the safe stop with OC Transpo - now after 7 pm! Read More

After 7 p.m., if you feel anxious about getting off at your regular stop, ask the driver to let you off along the route closer to your destination.
Safe Stop is part of the OC Transpo TRANSECURE Program

More info on Safe Stop

Presenting the Confederation Line Read More

We’re about to embark on the largest infrastructure project in our city’s history – Phase 1 of Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit System. It’s called the Confederation Line.

For more information on the Confederation Line

2013 Customer Survey Results Read More

2013 Customer survey indicates overall satisfaction with transit service is at 80%, the highest level in five years.
 

View the survey results

Courtesy and Respect Read More

Transit is a shared space and everyone is entitled to a safe and harassment-free ride.

more travel tips

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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PRESTO - Register

Register your PRESTO card to protect your funds!

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PRESTO - Lend

Lend your PRESTO card to your friends and family when you aren't using it!

Get Your Monthly Pass Early

Load your monthly pass up to two weeks in advance of the upcoming month!

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