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Enhanced real-time bus arrivals!

Discover updates to OC Transpo's real-time bus arrival info!  

Now access predictions up to 30 minutes before your trip across various platforms, including the Transit app and more.  

Stay informed, travel smart! 

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The Next Stop Blog’s 2023 Year-End Review

Can you believe that 2023 is coming to an end?

When we launched The Next Stop Blog earlier this year, our goal was to help you get to know OC Transpo better. More than 40 stories later, we hope we’ve done a good job of introducing ourselves.

This year we introduced fare capping, a new pride bus, kids go free, and expanded Wi-Fi to more Line 1 stations. We also told you about how we prepare for winter, our new Zero-Emission Buses, and what sun kinks are.

On behalf of The Next Stop Blog team, thank you for reading our articles and for sharing your feedback. It has been a pleasure to tell stories about the people and projects that have made our transit system better in 2023.

Before we close the door on 2023, here are some stories from The Next Stop Blog that made our year.

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Day in the Life: Special Constable Unit (SCU)

The safety and security of OC Transpo customers is all in a day’s work for the Special Constable Unit (SCU).

Special Constables are sworn peace officers who play an important law enforcement and security role in preserving the peace, preventing crime, providing assistance to those in need and protecting customers and employees.

They regularly patrol stations, trains, buses and all OC Tranpo assets and properties to help deter offences and respond quickly to incidents. They’re also much more than that.

We caught up with Sergeant Flint with OC Transpo’s Special Constable Unit (SCU), to find out more about how they’re working 24/7 to keep our transit system safe and help customers.

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2023 year-end update on the O-Train extension and transit projects

Didn’t get a chance to tune into the December 14 Transit Commission and Light Rail-Sub-Committee meeting? No worries! The Next Stop Blog is here to get you caught up on the latest transit updates.

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Winter service change

Winter service starts Sunday, December 24, 2023

  • A special holiday service will operate from Monday, Dec. 25 to Friday, Jan. 5. The reduced schedule will reflect lower weekday ridership over the holidays.
  • A Severe Storm Schedule will be implemented for buses on weekdays when 31 cm or more of snow is expected.
  • The Rack & Roll winter program is now permanently year-round! OC Transpo buses, will continue to be equipped with a bike rack through the winter.

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Project Spotlight: Stage 2 Emergency Responder Training

The O-Train System will soon allow you to take a train as far as Riverside South on Line 2 and to the Ottawa International Airport on Line 4.

On October 31, OC Transpo was joined by first responders at the airport for a unique training exercise to test emergency training, plans, and procedures. This was a critical milestone to ensure our team, City services and our partners are ready to safely operate the new system when it opens to the public.

To find out more, we caught up with the Rail Construction Program’s Security Consultant, Peter, to learn about the training exercise and how it will help to ensure we are prepared for emergency situations leading up to the launch of Line 2 and Line 4.

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