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Spring service changes start April 23 Read More

New spring schedules and service adjustments will take effect Sunday, April 23. All Signs Point to 2018: many changes are happening this spring to help us prepare for the opening of the O-Train Confederation Line. Your stop may have a new schedule, map, or a new bus stop sign with different route numbers and colours.

Spring service changes start April 23: Read More

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 this summer 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, which will be put into service this summer.

Fare gates coming to the Trillium Line this summer: Read More

New ticket machines coming soon to the Trillium Line 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.

New ticket machines coming soon to the Trillium Line: Read More

Presto Transit Usage Report for tax purposes available! Read More

If you bought a monthly pass or have used your Presto e-Purse to pay for at least 32 one-way trips within one month, you are eligible for a Federal Public Transit Tax Credit. The Transit Usage Report gives a summary of Presto travel details you can use to help determine your eligibility for the tax credit.

If your Presto card is registered*, you can print a Transit Usage Report online or, have one sent to you by calling the Presto Call Centre at 1-8-PRESTO-123 (1-877-378-6123). The 2016 Transit Usage Reports will be available for registered customers at prestocard.ca as of Monday, February 27, 2017.

* To claim the 2016 Presto tax credit, your card had to be registered by January 1st, 2017.

Presto Tax Credit FAQ

Timing adjustment of earliest trip on Route 269 Read More

Starting Monday, Feb. 13, the first morning trip on Route 269 to Mackenzie King will be adjusted to start its trip 8 minutes early. The first trip will now depart from Pine Hill and Windfield at 5:30 am. This is a permanent change being made to better accommodate customers’ work schedules.

Routes 63 and 64 eastbound: some Transitway stops change to ‘drop-off / on request only’ Read More

As of Thursday, February 2, all eastbound trips on Routes 63 and 64 will be ‘off-only, on request’ at the stops at Lincoln Fields (Stop 2A), Dominion, and Westboro Stations. On the upper level stop of Queensway Station, the ‘off only, on request’ is applicable for all trips, all day. This is a permanent change.

Routes 63 and 64 eastbound: some Transitway stops change to ‘drop-off / on request only’: Read More

New, simplified fares in effect Read More

We have rolled out new fare changes to help us get ready for rail: retired premium fares on Express (Connexion) routes and on Para Transpo, reduced cash fares to better align with e-Purse prices, and launched two new pass products: Youth (6-19) and Access.

New, simplified fares in effect: Read More

We’re redesigning our new mobile site and we want your input Read More

We are rolling out an expanded and responsive version of our mobile site. The new site adapts the most popular features of octranspo.com for a wide range of mobile devices. However, the site does not include all of the information found on the full site. Please check it out and let us know what you think!

Go to the new mobile site octranspo.mobi

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

Light Rail Transit System and Line Names report Read More

The report on naming Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit system and lines is now available. It will be presented to the Transit Commission September 17.

Read the Light Rail Transit System and Line Names report

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.

Automatically renew your PRESTO pass Read More

When you order a registered card online it will have to be "activated" before you can use it. Activate your card at prestocard.ca, or by phone.

... more information on renewing your pass

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