Tag Archives: OC Transpo

Just Get The Train Signals Working

Via Rail has created a website to detail its repair options and other safety measures in south Ottawa where an OC Transpo-Via Rail train crash near Woodroffe Avenue north of Barrhaven claimed six lives.

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Watson Wins PR War At Crash Site

Here’s how Mayor Jim Watson gets elected. His OC Transpo buses run signal lights four times at the site of the bus-train crash north of Barrhaven near Woodroffe Avenue. The Transportation Safety Board raps the knuckles of the City of … Continue reading

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Move Fast On Bus Safety Changes

Change comes slowly at Ottawa City Hall: Six months after the tragic OC Transpo-Via Rail bus-train collision that claimed the lives of six Ottawans, significant safety measures come to the Woodroffe Avenue Transitway line at Fallowfield where the mishap occurred. … Continue reading

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Cruel Tricks On Via Rail Line

It’s hard to believe that sick people live in our city who would vandalize train warning signals at level crossings in Ottawa. But that’s what is being considered as a possible cause of numerous train warning signal outages on the … Continue reading

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Politics Hits A New Low At Crash Site

Two culprits are apparent in the continuing problems at the Woodroffe Avenue train crossing where six people died in a crash last year. The culprits: Via Rail and OC Transpo. Via Rail owns the crossing signals at the site which … Continue reading

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Bus Crash Was About People

OC Transpo-Via Rail crash last September was about more than signals and safety measures and bylaws. It was mostly about people.

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OC Transpo Should Pay The Price: McGuire

This is a comment from mayoral candidate Mike McGuire on the post, It’s Not The Error, It’s The Coverup: Here’s what a mature organization would do if this were revealed: 1) There would be an apology to shareholders and customers … Continue reading

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Making Women Safe On Transit

The Atlantic Cities looks at one of the great problems of public transit, keeping women safe. Women who aren’t bound to the bus by economic necessity cite reliability and convenience as reasons they choose to stick with their cars.

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It’s Not The Error, It’s The Coverup

The point of the controversy surrounding brake flaws on OC Transpo’s double-decker buses is not that the malfunction was minor, as the Transportation Safety Board says, but that the public was not voluntarily informed of the problem by the City … Continue reading

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OC Transpo Brake Repair Coverup

The scene after a bus and train collided last September north of Barrhaven, — No one can justify keeping information from the public concerning brake problems on OC Transpo double-decker buses.

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Reader To Dump OC Transpo

This Bulldog reader minces no words on Twitter about OC Transpo service:

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Bulldog OC Transpo Poll Results

OC Transpo might have missed the readership of The Bulldog when it was doing its customer satisfaction survey which overwhelmingly supported the bus service. Bulldog readers feel overwhelmingly otherwise. Here are some comments:

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Are You Happy With OC Transpo? Vote

The Bulldog is conducting its own survey on OC Transpo customer satisfaction. — This week a poll commissioned by OC Transpo said 80 per cent of telephone poll respondents said the transit service was good or very good. So now … Continue reading

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OC Transpo Claims Customer Support

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: OC Transpo today released the results of its 2013 Customer Survey. Overall satisfaction for transit customers is at 80%, the highest level in five years. Here’s more detail of what the … Continue reading

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Transit In Trouble: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and The Bulldog’s Ken Gray examine the failed light-rail tunnel at Waller Street and how both Via Rail and OC Transpo can’t make the Fallowfield rail crossing safe despite the fact that six people were killed there … Continue reading

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Who’s The Knee-Jerk Now?

Shortly after the Via Rail-OC Transpo bus crash that claimed six lives north of Barrhaven, the Citizen’s Kelly Egan and The Bulldog both came out the same day wondering why the City of Ottawa had not immediately taken safety measures … Continue reading

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Staff Wants Bylaw Change After Bus Crash

This is a memo from deputy city manager Steve Kanellakos concerning measures taken and anticipated at the City of Ottawa in light of the OC Transpo-Via Rail crash near Fallowfield station that claimed six people’s lives last September. Click on … Continue reading

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City, Via Rail Too Tired To Work

The scene last September at the Woodroffe Avenue Transitway-Via Rail crossing.   — Take two tired organizations and put them together at Woodroffe Avenue crossing of the OC Transpo Transitway and Via Rail and you get a collection of errors that … Continue reading

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Fallowfield Rail Crossing Signals Out

This is a release from the City of Ottawa concerning problems at the Fallowfield rail crossing where six people were killed last year in an OC Transpo-Via Rail bus-train crash occurred: The VIA Rail railway signals at Fallowfield between Greenbank … Continue reading

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Take Back City Hall

Now this will give you a sense of the entitlement at Ottawa City Hall. The rail crossing on the Transitway north of Barrhaven near Woodroffe Avenue is an issue of public concern because six people were killed there in an … Continue reading

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These Rail Signals Should Not Fail

The carnage left after last year’s bus-train crash north of Barrhaven. — If there is one place in Ottawa where all the safety features of a particular road should work, it would be at the Transitway-Via Rail crossing near Woodroffe … Continue reading

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Woodroffe Rail Signal Incident: City Memo

This is a release from the City of Ottawa. This crossing is where six people were killed in a bus-train accident last year: From: Manconi, John Sent: February 12, 2014 4:33 PM Subject: UPDATE: Fallowfield Rail Crossing Update Further to … Continue reading

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Get The Bus-Train Crossing Right

The scene after the tragic bus-train collision at Woodroffe Avenue north of Barrhaven. —  Something is wrong with the Via Rail level crossing at Woodroffe Avenue just north of Barrhaven. Obviously the alarm bells went off when six people were … Continue reading

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O-Train Shuttered On Sunday

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: O-Train service will be suspended for only one day from Sunday, January 19 at 12:30 a.m. to Monday, January 20 at 5:30 a.m., in order to connect new underground signal cables … Continue reading

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Get OC Transpo Safety Right

Keeping our transit system safe isn’t about how many special constables Calgary or Edmonton has. It’s about how many we need. Does Ottawa require more constables because this city has more transit users? Or do more transit users mean more … Continue reading

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