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Transit town hall an airing of grievances for OC Transpo

From left: Joel Harden, MPP; Sally Thomas, former paralympian; Sarah Gilbert, citizen transit commissioner, and Shawn Menard, city councillor. (Photo/Devyn Barrie) Joel Harden, MPP for Ottawa-Centre, kicked off a town hall discussion on Nov. 30 simply by saying: “Transit.” This was immediately followed by someone in the audience loudly groaning, which pretty much sums up how residents who attended are feeling towards OC Transpo these days. ...

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COOL VIDEO: Tunney's Pasture Station during afternoon commute

Here’s Tunney’s Pasture like you’ve never seen it before… Tunney’s LRT station this evening. @OC_Transpo pic.twitter.com/oj9KfhL4Cc — Pat (@fireballxl8) October 7, 2019 The first Monday commute after the end of parallel bus service went fine, says OC Transpo. There were complaints of crowding on trains and at bus platforms, but the service sent along a review of the afternoon run that boils down to “people are people”: ...

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COMMENT: OC Transpo needs to start tweeting all bus cancellations

An OC Transpo bus on Wellington Street. Photo/Devyn Barrie If you’re a regular transit rider, you’re probably familiar with the Twitter handle @OCTranspoLive. It’s the main way the transit service communicates trip cancellations and disruptions. What you probably didn’t know, because OC Transpo doesn’t really mention it anywhere, is that the Twitter account is also highly incomplete and somewhat misleading to passengers who rely on it. ...