Canada Day service
In-person festivities are returning this Canada Day, Friday, July 1!
To celebrate, there will be no-charge service all day (until 3 am) on OC Transpo buses, O-Train Line 1, and Para Transpo.
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OC Transpo is hiring Bus Operators. Do you want to become part of an exciting and supportive work environment that directly impacts your community? If so, this could be the opportunity for you!
You would receive:
RBC Bluesfest returns July 7-17 at LeBreton Flats. Use transit to get there!
Your event ticket includes transit to and from LeBreton Flats on O-Train Line 1, buses and Para Transpo.
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You may soon notice some changes to the look of fare readers on OC Transpo buses. We’re beginning to install new, red smartcard fare readers across our bus fleet. This is in preparation to offer you the ability to pay for fares with credit cards and mobile wallet in the future.
As ridership levels continue to increase on Para Transpo, we are returning to normal operations, including shared trips, when necessary.
Staff will continue to schedule trips as efficiently as possible to ensure customers’ needs are being met.
The Province of Ontario has announced the provincial mask requirement on public transit will end on Saturday, June 11. Ottawa Public Health continues to strongly encourage everyone to wear masks on buses, trains, Para Transpo minibuses and taxis, and in stations and shelters. OC Transpo continues to follow public health advice.
Avoid long wait times and secure your place in line. The Virtual Line allows you to reserve service time at the Rideau OC Transpo Customer Service Centre from the comfort of your home or while on the go!
This improved digital-queuing system is another way we are working to keep you safer.
With this mobile-friendly online service, Para Transpo customers can:
If you have a ParaPay account, you already have access! Easily get started by logging in with your ParaPay Customer ID or your email and password. No ParaPay account? Find out how to enrol and get started.
Displaced persons and refugees who have arrived in Ottawa are eligible for six months of free travel on OC Transpo.
The transit pass is a smartcard valid on buses, trains, and Para Transpo. The card is valid for six months from the month of issue. The card is accepted on STO. Para Transpo users are required to register with Para Transpo but will have temporary approval until their application is approved.
The transit passes are distributed by the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) and local settlement agencies.
We’ve made 19 additional ticket machines available to customers across the Southeast Transitway and at select stations across the city.
While all existing forms of payment remain available, these additional ticket machines provide more flexibility in buying and loading a Presto card, and connecting with our Customer Service team via video chat.
On Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 am, Blair Station stop E will close permanently to assist in the continued construction of Stage 2. Impacted routes will instead service a relocated stop D.
The Transitway between Blair Station and R.R. 174 will also be closed permanently. Routes: 21, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, N39, 221, 231, 232, 234, 236, 237, 302 will be impacted.
On Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 am, the Transitway from Pinecrest Station to Bayshore Station will permanently close to assist in the continued construction of Stage 2. Routes: 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 252, 256, 257, 258, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 267, 268, 283, 303, 404, 406, 454, 658, 660, 669, and 691 will be impacted.
Pinecrest and Bayshore Stations will remain open.