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Expect detours and delays downtown when La Machine creatures take over this weekend Read More

La Machine, an Ottawa 2017 Signature Event, is coming Ottawa from July 27 to 30. Routes 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 19 will be detoured throughout the weekend. Get there for less: on Saturdays and Sundays, the whole family (up to 6 people, with a max. of two aged 13 or older) can ride all day on a single DayPass ($10.25)!

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Summer service in effect Read More

Summer schedules and service changes are now in place. We introduced new route numbers for many routes to help us get #Ready4Rail. Also since June 25: service improvements in Barrhaven and return of weekend service to summer destinations (Aviation and Space Museum on Route 129, Experimental Farm on Route 185 and Petrie Island on Route 198).

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Presto website outage this weekend Read More

The Presto website (www.prestocard.ca) will be unavailable for system upgrades from Friday, July 21 to the evening of Saturday, July 22. Your card will still work on buses and the O-Train. Please load your Presto card or set up Autoload in advance. To buy a new card, load a monthly pass, or add money to your e-Purse during the upgrade period, visit us in person at a Customer Service Centre (Lincoln Fields, Place d’Orléans, Rideau Centre or St-Laurent).

How will I get to it? Read More

You will be able to bus, bike, walk or ride your way to quick, frequent and reliable O-Train Confederation Line service. More than 100 bus routes will connect directly to one of the 13 stations, which have all been designed to make transferring quick, easy and comfortable.

Learn more about the Confederation Line on our new Ready for Rail web section

PAPER passes have been discontinued Read More

August passes for all pass types including SENIOR and COMMUNITY will only be available on Presto. Visit an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre (at Lincoln Fields, Place d'Orléans, Rideau Centre and St-Laurent) to get started with Presto.

Make the switch to Presto today!

Exterior announcements of bus arrivals coming to stops and stations Read More

We will begin rolling out exterior bus announcements at stops and stations from April 23 to June 25. Once the announcements are in place, all buses will audibly announce their route and destination in English and French as they pull into a stop, helping waiting customers identify their bus and confirm its destination.

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Get Ready for Rail Read More

The O-Train Confederation Line will bring modern light rail to Ottawa in 2018 and transform transit service in the capital. Quick, reliable and frequent Confederation Line service will replace bus routes through central Ottawa — from Blair in the east to Tunney’s Pasture in the west. The 17 electrified trains each made up of two Alstom Citadis Spirit cars and the 13 stations are designed to provide safety, comfort and accessibility for all.

Learn more about the Confederation Line on our new Ready for Rail web section

EquiPass now available Read More

A new monthly transit pass available to eligible people on a low income for $57 per month.

Find out if you qualify and how to apply

Fare gates coming to the Trillium Line Read More

Recently built sheltered entrances at Greenboro, Confederation, Carleton and Carling Stations will soon be home to modern fare equipment, including fully automated, accessible fare gates. In the coming months, we will be installing and testing the fare gates.

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New ticket machines coming to Trillium Line stations Read More

In the coming months, we will be installing and testing modern, easy-to-use and accessible ticket machines, inside recently constructed sheltered entrances at Greenboro, Confederation, Carleton and Carling O-Train Stations.

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2014 Transit Services Customer Survey Highlights Read More

We released highlights of the 2014 Transit Services Customer Survey. The results showed positive feedback in many areas. For example, 78% of customers rated OC Transpo as good or very good and 90% said they feel safe and secure using transit.

Transit Services 2014 Customer Survey Report

You need to renew your PRESTO card Community Pass discount every two years Read More

If you received your first PRESTO Community pass in 2013, you need to renew it this year before the discount expires. Find out your renewal day at prestocard.ca or in person at an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre.

How to renew your Community Pass discount

PRESTO card readers are updated at least 3 times a day Read More

PRESTO was upgraded to reduce the time it takes to update all the readers on the bus. Your online or phone purchases are now transmitted to the buses at least three times every day — and as often as six times in a day!

This means the purchases you make in the evening will be waiting for you when you tap your card on the bus the next morning.

OC Transpo is currently the only transit system using a cellular connection for PRESTO — other transit companies are updated just once a day using a Wi-Fi connection.

A stick family boards a bus

Family DayPass

On Saturdays, Sundays and most holidays, the whole family can ride all day on a single DayPass!

DayPass

Where Will It Go?

The O-Train Confederation Line will connect 13 stations from Tunney’s Pasture in the west to Blair in the east.

Where Will It Go?: Find out more
If you feel unsafe, press the passenger assistance alarm

Passenger Assistance Alarms

Find them on all double-deckers, articulated buses and the O-Train!

Passenger Assistance Alarms

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