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Sunday Bike Days May 17, 2013 Read More
Sunday Bike Days resumes Sunday, May 19 for the entire summer, up to and including September 1. The Westbound Sir John A Macdonald Parkway will be closed from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Sunday mornings, routes 87, 94, 95, 96 and 97 travelling westbound will travel between Westboro and Lincoln Fields Stations via Scott St, Churchill Ave, Richmond Rd, Woodroffe Ave and Carling Ave.
Want to take advantage of Bike Days but your commute is too long to cycle the whole way? OC Transpo's Rack & Roll program makes it easy to combine biking and busing! Bike racks can be found on more than 450 buses on routes 12, 85, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 101, 106, 107 and 118. Use the travel planner to see which trips have bike racks.
O-Train: 18 week shutdown in April 2013 Mar 4, 2013 Read More
The O-Train will be out-of-service from April 27 until September 2, 2013 while a major service expansion is being completed.
During the shutdown, replacement bus route 107 will operate between the five O-Train stations. Use the travel planner to find the best alternative bus route for your trip.
For full details please see our O-Train Closure page.
- Six new train sets will be added to increase service frequency from the current 15 minutes to approximately 8 minutes.
- Passing tracks will be installed at Gladstone Avenue and near Brookfield Road.
- The O-Train stations and Walkley Train Yard will be upgraded.
BrowseAloud provides FREE on-line speech and reading support ! Oct 1, 2012 Read More
Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, BrowseAloud will provide the reading support tools you require for free!
BrowseAloud adds speech and reading support to online content to extend the reach of websites for up to 27% of the population who require reading support. This includes those with dyslexia, learning difficulties, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.
BrowseAloud is free to use and works with all major browsers.
To hear text read aloud from a desktop or laptop computer you simply move your mouse pointer over the text. From a touch screen device, you simply click on the text to hear it read aloud.
BrowseAloud PLUS -- At Home, In the Office, On the Go
BrowseAloud is now available on all major mobile devices with the launch of BrowseAloud PLUS. It's the latest speech application from Texthelp that requires no download and works with all major browsers and operating systems.
This new ‘zero download’ solution delivers instant high quality speech from an easy-to-use, floating toolbar.
BrowseAloud PLUS uses dual-color highlighting which highlights the block of text in one color and the spoken word in another to give a clear indication of what text is being read aloud.
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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.