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Time Is Running Out To Exchange Old OC Transpo Paper Tickets

Time to check you purse, wallet, or kitchen drawer. Those old sheets of OC Transpo paper bus tickets will no longer have any value or be exchangeable toward new fare products after Friday, August 31st. Customers who still have expired

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Changes In OC Transpo Pet Transportation Policy Starts Today

As of today, some pets are now allowed on public transit in Ottawa. Small pets, including cats and small dogs, can ride on OC Transpo buses and the O-Train as long as they’re in a pet carrier. They must remain

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Thank An OC Transpo Driver

They’re on the road seven days a week, and often drive in very complex traffic and weather conditions to get you where you need to be. OC Transpo is asking the public to say “thanks” to their bus driver this weekend.

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OC Transpo Tweaks Schedule For March Break

OC Transpo will operate a revised weekday schedule during March Break (March 12-16) when schools across the Ottawa region are closed and many people are on holidays. Minor reductions will be made on some routes and bus arrival times may

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‘Name The Train’ Contest Winners Revealed

Last November, the City of Ottawa invited local kids under the age of 16 to submit names for the rail cars that will soon travel along Ottawa’s two light rail lines. Over the weekend, the winning names were revealed at

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Pets, Bikes And Buskers May Get OC Transpo Green Light

OC Transpo is finally ready to welcome pets onto the transit system, and not just service animals. A report published yesterday recommends allowing small pets on buses and trains, provided the animals are in a carrier or crate that can

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The Drive Is On :)

The City of Ottawa, with Loblaw Companies Limited, will be collecting food and cash donations for the annual OC Transpo/Loblaw Christmas Food Drive to benefit the Ottawa Food Bank this Saturday from 9am to 6pm. OC Transpo buses will be

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Remembrance Day Reminders From The City Of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa will recognize the contributions of its veterans by offering them special transit services during National Veterans’ Week, which is on now until this Saturday, November 11. War veterans who wear their medals and/or uniforms ride free

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OC Transpo Unclaimed Items Sale This Weekend

Every Spring and Fall, Heartwood House hosts the ‘OC Transpo Unclaimed Items Sale’. Items like cell phones, purses, wallets, umbrellas, musical instruments, backpacks will be available for purchase… You wouldn’t believe what people leave behind on the bus, and then

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Back To School Means Be Safe Out There

Thousands of students across the region are heading back to class, including English-speaking elementary and high school students along with first-year college and university students kicking off their fall semester. A reminder from Ottawa police that officers will be out in

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Canada Day Road Closures Begin

Some Canada Day road closures are already in place. Week-long road closures come into effect starting today on Wellington Street between Bank and O’Connor.  This as two security entrances are being created for access to Parliament Hill.  As of tomorrow (June

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OC Transpo Employees Honoured

The city today recognized the actions of OC Transpo employees who in the last year helped residents in their moments of need. 16 OC Transpo employees were honoured today for their actions during 2016 as part of the City’s 27th

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Retired OC Transpo Route 2 Honoured With A T-Shirt Design

Commuters will know that several OC Transpo route numbers were retired on Sunday, but the No. 2 will live on after being immortalized on a T-shirt designed by local artist Andrew King. The grey tees depict an old-style red and

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Transpo Changes Take Effect This Sunday

Starting Sunday, April 23, OC Transpo will introduce new route numbers for many routes as part of getting ready for the opening of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018. Other spring service changes include adjusted schedules and seasonal reductions to

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Road Closures For Ottawa 2017 Red Bull Crashed Ice

As a result of Ottawa 2017’s Red Bull Crashed Ice event, there will be road closures and transit service impacts in and around the downtown core today through Sunday. Some roads around the Red Bull Crashed Ice venue beside the

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