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Human Error Cited In O-Train Derailment

This is a release from OC Transpo. To read the release, click on the highlight words below:

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TSB Says Barrhaven Bus-Train Crash Probe ‘Ongoing’

The Transportation Safety Board says the investigation of last fall’s OC Transpo-Via Rail crash is still “ongoing”. No date has been set for release of the report and the TSB does not know if the study will be finished prior to … Continue reading

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O-Train Service To Be Interrupted

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: O-Train service will be replaced by bus Route 107 for four days this summer in order to complete the next stage of work required for the O-Train Expansion Project; the dates are … Continue reading

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City Drops Some Buses On Light-Rail Detour

This is a release from the City of Ottawa. It’s doubtful this will placate opponents in the effected neighbourhood, nor should it. OC Transpo will reduce the number of buses operating along the Scott/Albert Transitway detour by up to 18% … Continue reading

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Via Rail … Unbelievable

Bulldog Ottawa has run out of words to describe the incompetence of Via Rail in dealing with level-crossing signals on roads approaching Barrhaven. On Saturday four of six level-crossing to the South Urban Community went on fail safe mode for about … Continue reading

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Rail Crossing Politics: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Ron Corbett, filling in for Rob Snow on the Afternoon Edition, and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss the political machinations concerning the rail level crossing at Fallowfield where six people were killed last September in an OC Transpo bus-train … Continue reading

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Game, Set, Match: Watson On Rail

If Mayor Jim Watson’s idea was to deflect attention away from the misdeeds of OC Transpo at the Fallowfield level crossing, he has certainly succeeded. Twice now foreign minister and Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird, the senior minister for eastern … Continue reading

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Bus Detour Issue Gets Participatory Democracy

What is nice about the issue of buses on the Slater-Albert corridor is that residents and city officials are now talking. You will remember this plan was passed in the big light-rail vote and was not found by most people.

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Revenge Of The City Nerds

So our mayor Jim Watson is back on top of the Fallowfield signals question, again. You’ll remember that six people died there north of Barrhaven when an OC Transpo bus came into collision with a VIA Rail train last September. … Continue reading

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Buses Run Red Lights, Video Claims

This is an internal email from OC Transpo chief John Manconi to a number of councillors and upper management: Subject: OC Transpo Bus Operations As you aware, today we are in receipt of an anonymous e-mail containing a video of … Continue reading

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Watson Disputes VIA Signal Claim

This is a letter from Mayor Jim Watson:

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Watson Snatches Defeat From Jaws Of Victory

Oh Mayor Jim Watson won’t be happy with this. The Watsonator has been crowing about the faulty signals at level crossings on the VIA Rail line in south Ottawa. His Worship shifted the media and public focus from the four … Continue reading

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VIA Blames Transpo For Rail Crossing Incidents

This is a release from Via Rail: On Friday, April 25th and again last evening, April 28th, at approximately 19:00, an OC Transpo bus approaching a VIA Rail crossing failed to stop at the stop line although lights were flashing, … Continue reading

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Watson Can Declare Victory On Rail

If Mayor Jim Watson’s strategy was to deflect blame on irregularities at south Ottawa level crossings onto Via Rail, it worked. Watson was taking a PR beating recently when OC Transpo buses on four occasions ran flashing signals at the … Continue reading

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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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