October 11, 2012

OC Transpo project presents opportunities, challenges

OTTAWA — Keeping OC Transpo buses running on time while city roads and the Transitway are dug up for a rail project next year will be a challenge, reports the Ottawa Citizen.

The five-year construction project will cause many traffic problems, which could be an opportunity to attract people to transit — but only if the service is good, according to John Manconi, the service's chief. OC Transpo reported a few weeks ago that buses are on time during morning rush hour 72 percent of the time, and 61 percent of the time in afternoon rush hour — a record high. To read the full story, click here.

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