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OC Transpo investigating after cyclist 'squeezed'

MetroNews Canada - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
OC Transpo investigating after cyclist 'squeezed'. Transit officials say a driver is being interviewed after a cyclist took to Twitter to complain a bus passed too close for comfort on Wellington Street West.

OC Transpo must modernize customer service in time for LRT, report cautions - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
When it comes to customer service, OC Transpo is "ill-prepared" for the launch of its new light rail transit system, according to a new report commissioned by Ottawa's transit authority.

OC Transpo customer service 'ill-prepared' for LRT: document

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
OC Transpo's customer service approach is “ill-prepared” for the switch to LRT and the agency should have a new strategy in place a full year ahead of the launch, a document prepared for Transpo management shows.

A letter to OC Transpo: Some ideas to help you get back on track

Ottawa Sun - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Read with interest your email to city staff on July 11 about impending massive staff cuts. You outlined what most already knew, of course -- that many OC Transpo employees will be affected by the opening of the Confederation Line in 2018. You wrote ...

What's open and closed in Ottawa for Colonel By Day (Aug. 1) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
OC Transpo will operate on a Sunday schedule, with extra service added to routes 8, 94, 95 and 105. A family or group may travel all day with a day pass, which costs $8.50 and can be bought from the bus operator when you board.
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Bhupinderpal Gill, Gurpreet Ronald found guilty of killing Gill's wife - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The co-accused, who both worked as OC Transpo drivers, had each pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. They were tried together but were represented by separate lawyers.

Murderer Gill files appeal, calls for new trial

Canoe - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Bhupinderpal Gill, the OC Transpo driver serving life in prison for the Jan. 29, 2014, killing of his wife, has filed an appeal, asking the Ontario Court of Appeal to quash his murder conviction and order a new trial.

North Kanata bus routes to be changed - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
OC Transpo is proposing a number of changes for routes in north Kanata. The proposal will improve service to the communities of Morgan's Grant and Briarbrook, as well as along Teron Road, the business park and a new park-and-ride on Innovation Drive, ...

Transit revenues down across Canada, StatsCan finds

MetroNews Canada - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Transit revenues down across Canada, StatsCan finds. OC Transpo's not alone in its budget woes: passenger bus revenues dropped 3.7 per cent between 2013 and 2014, new data shows.

Schedule changes for August long weekend

Orléans Star - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
-OC Transpo will operate a Sunday schedule, with extra service added to routes 8, 94, 95 and 105. A family or group may travel all day with a DayPass which can be purchased for $8.50 from the bus operator when you board.

March for Justice for Abdirahman Abdi (press release) (blog) - ‎21 hours ago‎
Please join us all in a March for Justice for Abdirahman Abdi and his family. The march is to take place this Saturday July 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm.

New traffic notes: Main and Industrial

580 CFRA Radio - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Motorists will detour down Greenfield Avenue to Lees Avenue. OC Transpo routes 5, 6, 16, 16x, 101 and 103 are also affected.

Chapel Hill author pens fourth book in crime... - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Residents of Chapel Hill are likely unaware that the bestselling author is producing the books in the neighbourhood, and scribbling down notes during his OC Transpo commute to and from work daily. “When I'm riding the bus and I see a person reading my ...

New Greenbank Road underpass partially opens; short stretch of Main to close Monday

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Elsewhere in the city, a one-block stretch of Main Street will close Monday to vehicles and OC Transpo buses between Hawthorne and Lees avenues.

故意夹挤骑车者,OC Transpo公交司机被调查

CFC NEWS (新闻发布) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
渥太华OC Transpo公交公司经理Allan Drisdelle表示,公司已经针对此事展开了内部调查:“如果确有此事,我们确保不会再次发生。” 去年,渥太华Richmond Road路段也发生过类似事件,被夹挤的骑行者只能向公交公司投诉。OC ...

Streetcar No. 696 gets facelift and new lease on life leading up to her 100th birthday

Ottawa Sun - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
“But you should have seen what it looked like,” he says, pointing to 696's cannibalized remains that sit off to one side of Bay 1130 at OC Transpo's Colonnade Road garage, where a core of about a dozen regular volunteers, plus many more seasonal, ...

Maple Grove Road closed until September - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Pedestrian access will not be affected in the area, signed detours are in place for motorists, and “there are no anticipated effects to OC Transpo routes,” said the city. Walter Baker Park and nearby businesses will also remain open. Hubley said south ...

Police investigate third stabbing in 33 hours - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The project increases the number of police officers, bylaw enforcement officers and OC Transpo special constables who walk through the market and Rideau streets.

Maple Grove Road to close until early September for sewer work - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Maple Grove Road will be closed to traffic between Terry Fox Drive and Silver Seven Road beginning Wednesday, July 20. The closure will allow for the installation of sewer pipes related to construction of the Kanata West Pump Station on Maple Grove Road.

Un groupe autochtone veut occuper un coin de la rue Montcalm - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Des mises à jour devraient être faites sur les sites de la Société de transport de l'Outaouais et d'OC Transpo. Les supports à bicyclettes du côté sud du complexe seront déménagés entre le 10, rue Wellington et l'hôtel Crown Plaza pour toute la durée ...