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September 19, 2013

Canada train, bus crash kills 6

A double decker OC Transpo bus collided with a derailed VIA Rail Canada train on Wednesday, killing six bus passengers and injuring at least 34 others.


September 16, 2013

OC Transpo's paratransit service to use unique smart card system

Para Transpo uses a zoned fare system that’s different from OC Transpo’s and uses many different vehicles, including taxis that are only on duty some of the time, making it difficult to use the agency's Presto system.


April 3, 2013

Study suggests Canadian transit systems merge

The “downtown circulator” would mainly serve tourists and federal government workers and would be much more efficient than the current OC Transpo and Société de transport de l'Outaouais bus runs through the shared core of the capital now.


November 28, 2011

U. of Ottawa students urged to accept fare hike

Despite appeals and a presentation from University of Ottawa students, the OC Transpo Transit Commission refused to change the $35-per-semester fee increase to its U-pass. Students dispute the transit system’s calculations, which set the new revenue-neutral price.


November 17, 2011

Ottawa transit apologizes to abandoned riders

OC Transpo officials are looking into an incident in which a bus driver allegedly walked off the job after a passenger asked why the bus was frequently late. The rider claimed that the driver stranded him and 15 other riders on an idling bus.


October 31, 2011

Students dress as zombies to protest UPass hikes

OC Transpo plans to boost the UPass cost to $360 for an annual pass for Carleton and University of Ottawa students, $70 more than the current cost of $145 per semester.


October 31, 2011

Ottawa university students to vote on U-Pass system

The past two years of the pilot have seen support from the students at both universities, but an agreement to satisfy all students has proven to be just out of reach.


September 19, 2011

Alstom to supply OC Transpo DMUs

The new vehicles, called Coradia Lint, will be delivered in May 2013.


July 15, 2011

Ottawa warns transit users about Twitter impostors

The agency claims that two Twitter accounts publishing updates on bus cancellations based on data pulled directly from OC Transpo’s website are unreliable. The agency does not have a Twitter account.


February 22, 2010

Ottawa students support mandatory transit pass

City plans universal student bus pass pilot program; pass would be mandatory for students at Carleton University and University of Ottawa. Students at both universities voted in favor of a referendum for the bus passes.


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