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Don’t Give Up, John Manconi

“You learn and grow from your mistakes and issues and I believe what customers don’t want to see organizations do is give up,” said OC Transpo general manager John Manconi last week. Give up?

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OC Transpo Reduces March Break Sked

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: OC Transpo will operate a reduced weekday schedule during the March Break (March 16 to 20) when schools are closed.

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City To Get Tough On E-Cigarettes

This is a release from city clerk and solicitor Rick O’Connor: Mayor Watson, Chair Blais, Councillors and Members of the Transit Commission, I am writing in respect of recent media reports regarding the use of e-cigarettes and “vaping” on OC … Continue reading

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Take O-Train Woes Seriously

This is a comment from the great Sheridan who takes on the problems with the O-Train last week: OC Transpo general manager John Manconi gave a detailed report of the problems, especially the issue about plastic clips causing a shorting problem. However, … Continue reading

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Who Won, Who Lost On LRT

The National Capital Commission set down two conditions for allowing light rail to use the Macdonald Parkway. One, the line could not impede access to the Ottawa River shoreline. Two, the line had to have minimal visual impact on the … Continue reading

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Blais Gets O-Train Woes Wrong

The situation with the O-Train has become much more serious than this quote by transit commission chairman Stephen Blais would have you believe: “Just like when you buy a brand new house, you move in, you expect everything to be … Continue reading

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City PR Ignores O-Train Start Up Fiasco

So today’s launch of the expanded O-Train and its nice new shiny cars was but a small fiasco. The line was shut down because of a malfunctioning switch so the great ceremony to kick off the train ended up shipping … Continue reading

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Proposed City Tax Boost Out-Strips Inflation

If the inflation rate is running at one per cent in January, you’re probably bringing home something like a one-per-cent wage increase this year. Hardly anything. So Mayor Jim Watson’s proposed 1.75-per-cent tax increase appears low to property-tax payers. Just … Continue reading

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O-Train Down For More Than Week

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: O-Train Trillium Line service will be temporarily replaced by bus Route 107 from February 14 to 22, in order to complete necessary commissioning and preparation for the new expanded O-Train Trillium … Continue reading

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Transit Fare Hike Appalling

A 2.5-per-cent fare increase for transit sounds small by historical standards but it’s not in today’s terms. Transit commission chief Stephen Blais says this is “predictable and reasonable” and no one in the predictable press core pushed him on that … Continue reading

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