April 3, 2013
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
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
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
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.
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
The new vehicles, called Coradia Lint, will be delivered in May 2013.
July 15, 2011
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
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.
December 21, 2009
The center is expected to employ approximately 12 employees when it opens.
November 18, 2008
The Orion VII hybrids use up to 35 percent less fuel, and the entire fleet is expected to reduce carbon emissions by over 5,000 tons annually, depending on the duty cycle in which the buses operate.
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