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Category: Transportation

City and LRT partners install last piece of rail of O-Train Confederation Line

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson was joined today by Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Ottawa West—Nepean, to secure the final piece of track on the O-Train Confederation Line. Participating dignitaries…
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City secures funding to extend O-Train Trillium Line to the heart of Riverside South

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson was joined today by The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Ottawa West—Nepean, to announce provincial funding for the proposed O-Train Trillium Line extension from Earl Armstrong/Bowesville Station to Limebank Road as part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The Province of Ontario is…
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Using a Presto card in Ottawa just got easier

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Transit Commission Chair Stephen Blais, Garry Griffin, Shoppers Drug Mart District Manager, and Annalise Czerny, PRESTO’s Executive Vice-President, were at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Barrhaven today to announce that Presto card services will be rolling out to retailers across Ottawa. Transit customers will be able to purchase monthly passes,…
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The Joint Transportation Working Group meets to establish its priorities

GATINEAU-OTTAWA – Convened by Mayors Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin and Jim Watson, the Joint Transportation Working Group held its first meeting today at Ottawa City Hall. Mayors Pedneaud-Jobin and Watson were accompanied by the chairs of their cities’ committees responsible for transportation issues, namely: Stephen Blais, Chair, Transit Commission, City of Ottawa Myriam Nadeau, Chair, Société de…
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Ottawa launches Canada’s first on-street test of an Autonomous Vehicle

Ottawa – Ottawa is the first Canadian city to launch testing of an on-street autonomous vehicle (AV) communicating with live City infrastructure. Until now, testing of AVs in Canada has been done in closed, segregated areas. By partnering with BlackBerry QNX and its Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC), Ottawa now has the facilities and technology…
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Gatineau and Ottawa mayors announce the mandate and membership of the Joint Transportation Working Group

GATINEAU and OTTAWA — On May 26, Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, in conjunction with Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) and OC Transpo, announced the signing of a historic transit agreement between the two cities. In addition to integrating Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) bus routes with the new…
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City proposes improvements to Trillium Line extension south

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson announced today a new alignment for the O-Train Trillium Line extension as part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit project. The new alignment would move Bowesville Station to the edge of the urban boundary just southeast of the Bowesville and Earl Armstrong intersection, bringing rail almost a full kilometre…
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Motion to introduce an equitable single fare transit option

On October 4, 2016, Councillor Stephen Blais, Chair of the Transit Commission, and I announced the creation of a new EquiPass, to help create a more affordable city for all residents of Ottawa. On March 10, 2017, OC Transpo launched the EquiPass – priced at $57 per month – a 50 per cent discount from…
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O-Train Confederation Line Fall Newsletter

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Red-light cameras being installed at locations across the city

October 3, 2016 – Today, Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee, and Orléans Councillor Bob Monette unveiled a new red-light camera at the intersection of St. Joseph Boulevard and Old Tenth Line Road, making it the first of five new red-light cameras that will be installed throughout the city in…
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