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OC Transpo and City of Ottawa volunteers will be collecting food and donations for the Ottawa Food Bank at participating Loblaws®, Loblaw greatfood®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Your Independent Grocer® and No Frills® stores across Ottawa on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 am to 6 pm. Items most needed are: peanut butter, pasta, rice, tuna, tomato sauce, soup and powdered milk. Any other canned and nonperishable items such as baby food, formula and diapers are also in great demand. You can also make a secure monetary donation online or by phone at 613-745-7001.
List of locations:
- Loblaw – 1460 Merivale Rd.
- Loblaw Bells Corners – 59A Robertson Rd.
- Loblaw College Square – 1980 Baseline Rd.
- Loblaw Gloucester – 1980 Ogilvie Rd.
- Loblaw Barrhaven – 3201 Greenbank Rd.
- Loblaw Isabella – 64 Isabella St.
- Loblaw Carlingwood – 2085 Carling Ave
- Loblaw Elmvale – 1910 St Laurent Blvd
- Loblaw Rideau - 363 Rideau St.
- Loblaw South Keys – 2210C Bank St.
- Loblaw Vanier – 100 McArthur Rd.
- Loblaw North Kanata – 200 Earl Grey Dr.
- Real Canadian Superstore Westboro – 190 Richmond Rd.
- Real Canadian Superstore Orleans – 4270 Innes Rd.
- Real Canadian Superstore Kanata – 760 Eagleson Rd.
- Your Independent Grocer Dessurault - 1619 Orleans Ave
- Your Independent Grocer Wilson’s – 2681 Alta Vista Dr.
- Your Independent Grocer Moncion’s – 685 River Rd.
- Your Independent Grocer Brown’s – 1251 Main St.
- Henderickx’s No Frills – 1226 Place d’Orléans Drive
The message being announced on route 40 buses is a mistake; Route 40 will continue to operate from Blossom Park to Gatineau as usual as of December 20. The only differences in routing will be that buses will not serve Lees Station, and that morning trips in the Gatineau direction will end at Terrasses de la Chaudière and not return to LeBreton Station.
As of Monday, November 9, the Para Transpo Administration office will be located at the OC Transpo Customer Service Centre at 925 Belfast (two buildings east of its current location). The new office is fully accessible. For more information, call 613-244-1289 or TTY 613-244-4833.
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.
The Transitway is closing between Lees and Hurdman Stations for Confederation Line construction. Route 95 will bypass Hurdman Station and will serve Lees Station in the eastbound direction only. Travel times, routes and transfer points may change for customers who transfer at Hurdman, Lees or LeBreton station, those traveling to the General Hospital and students at the uOttawa and Carleton campuses.
Thank you all for participating in another successful Rack & Roll season! As of November 1, 2015, we will start removing the bike racks on all routes. We can no longer guarantee that any routes will have bike racks after Nov. 1. The Rack & Roll program is expected start up again in April 2016.
Screen reading support software BrowseAloud will be disabled within the next couple of weeks. If this will affect your ability to browse on our site, please send us an e-mail with your name and phone number and we will be happy to call to discuss other solutions for you.
From Nov. 14 until Dec. 20, the Rideau Centre Sales & Information Centre is open longer on weekends. Extended hours are Saturdays from 9:30 am to 9 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm.
Effective August 4, Route 91 to Orléans/Trim serves stop 6807, located on Lees Avenue, at the on-ramp for Highway 417. This stop is a 5-minute walk (heading east) to Lees Station.
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 Sales & Information Centre.
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.
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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