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The bus shelterer: When disaster strikes, OC Transpo veteran answers the call

Ottawa Sun - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
OC Transpo driver André Bastien Forty-five-year OC Transpo veteran André Bastien has been dispatched many times in his career to attend fire scenes to provide victims with shelter, including the early morning fire on Spadina Avenue this week.

City Hall Blog: Potential cost of low-income OC Transpo pass revealed

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
OC Transpo says the introduction of a low-income transit pass in Ottawa would cost either $1.3 or $3.3 million per year depending on how deep the discount is.

Driver snaps photo of rail crossing arm on top of OC Transpo bus

CTV News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
An Ottawa driver says a situation with a bus at a Barrhaven railway crossing Monday left her shaken. Kayla Woelfle snapped a photo on Fallowfield in Ottawa's south end of a railway crossing arm on top of an OC Transpo bus, very near the scene of that ...

OC Transpo bus overshot rail barrier, witness says

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A motorist says she was horrified to see an OC Transpo bus appear to overshoot a railway crossing barrier this week on Fallowfield Drive, near where a bus collided with a Via Rail train three years ago, killing the driver and five passengers.
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OC Transpo buses now using Nicholas Street

CTV News - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The first rush hour went surprisingly well. But can it stay that way for the next two years? Hundreds of OC Transpo buses flooded Nicholas Street Monday morning.
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OC Transpo to make service adjustments this spring

CTV News - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
At the same time, OC Transpo will be making seasonal reductions to better match ridership levels. On a number of routes, the first and/or last weekday trips may be canceled.

More schedule changes at OC Transpo

580 CFRA Radio - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Besides the debut of the spring schedules, and the closure of the rest of the eastern Transitway as of Sunday, OC Transpo riders will have some other changes to contend with.
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Police ask for public's help after incident on OC Transpo route 262 - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The Ottawa Police Service West District Investigations Unit and the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section are trying to identify a male involved in a suspicious incident on an OC Transpo bus last week.

Bargain-hunters line up for loot lost by transit riders

Ottawa Citizen - ‎1 hour ago‎
Heartwood House, a non-profit organization that helps charities, has had the Transpo lost-and-found contract since 2001. The biannual unclaimed items sale is a major circle on the calendars of bargain-hunters.

NOTEBOOK: “Welcome to Stittsville” mural update; OC Transpo cancels route 188 - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Earlier this week we published an article about the “Welcome to Stittsville” graffiti on Stittsville Main Street in front of the Harris law office.

TSB assesses responses to recommendations arising from the 2013 OC Transpo-VIA RAIL accident investigation

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
GATINEAU, QC, April 19, 2016 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its assessments of the responses to its five recommendations arising from the investigation (R13T0192) into the collision between an OC Transpo bus ...

City settles 17 lawsuits from deadly 2013 Transpo-Via crash

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The city has now settled 17 lawsuits related to the deadly 2013 crash between an OC Transpo bus and a Via Rail train in Barrhaven, according to city hall's top lawyer.

La fermeture de la station Campus d'OC Transpo complique les déplacements - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
La fermeture de la station Campus d'OC Transpo complique les déplacements. Publié le lundi 25 avril 2016. Une étudiante marche dans un tunnel sous le Transitway à l'Université d'Ottawa (archives). Photo : Radio-Canada/Jean-Sébastien Marier.
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Accident mortel OC Transpo - VIA Rail : Transport Canada pourrait aller plus loin, selon le BST - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Transport Canada propose quelques bonnes initiatives pour corriger les lacunes soulevées par le BST. Mais sa présidente, Kathy Fox, craint « que ces efforts n'aillent pas assez loin et ne soient pas suffisamment rapides », peut-on lire dans le ...

Five things to do this weekend in Ottawa, April 29 to May 1

MetroNews Canada - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Five things to do this weekend in Ottawa, April 29 to May 1. It's spring! There's blossoms in the Arboretum, you can get a good deal while OC Transpo is doing spring cleaning and enjoy the first PoutineFest of the year. Share on Facebook. Reddit this ...

Sewer rehabilitation on Scott Street overnight Sunday and Monday (press release) (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Motorists should expect evening lane reductions on Scott Street, between Holland Avenue and Parkdale Avenue beginning Sunday, May 1. The reductions will allow for sewer rehabilitation work, which is expected to be completed by Tuesday, May 3, weather ...

The fix is in – City helps cyclists get around during Bike to Work Month (press release) (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Cyclists can Rack & Roll with OC Transpo and load their bike onto the front of one of the 450 buses equipped with a bike rack, including all articulated and double-decker buses.

Motorcyclist injured in Slater Street collision with truck

Ottawa Sun - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
OC Transpo says bus service will be slowed but not forced to detour, as one lane of Slater is open. The collision was on Slater just east of Kent.

Incident suspect dans un autobus de la OC Transpo

Express Ottawa - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
FAIT DIVERS. La police d'Ottawa est à la recherche d'un individu en lien avec des agissements suspects qui auraient eu lieu dans un autobus de la OC Transpo le 10 avril dernier. © TC Media - Archives. OC Transpo individu suspect ...

Bluesfest and city trying to resolve $200000 transit charge

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
“We want as many people as possible to take the bus because as you know around Bluesfest there's virtually no parking, so we think we're going to come up with a good compromise that meets the needs of the extra costs the taxpayers put into OC Transpo, ...