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The Community Bus is coming to a neighbourhood near you!

Do you have questions about the future New Ways to Bus network and how your trip will change?

We're hitting the streets of Ottawa in our colourful New Ways to Bus Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) to share information about the future New Ways to Bus network and answer your questions.

Stay tuned for future event dates and locations.

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Day In The Life: Mechanic

At OC Transpo, we have more than 150 mechanics who help keep our buses on the road and we’re looking to grow our team. The Next Stop Blog caught up with Dale, one of our licensed mechanics, to find out what a typical day looks like for our mechanics.

Let’s learn more about the critical impact of this behind-the-scenes team, and how this important role makes a difference.

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OC Explained: Service Changes

As part of our Your Future Journey blog series, we’re exploring the New Ways to Bus network which will be focused on frequency, local service, and connections to key destinations across the city.

While this is a major change that will take advantage of our expanded rail network, our bus network is no stranger to change. We are constantly recalibrating the network to match travel needs and seasonal ridership trends.

Come behind the scenes to understand our service change process.

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New real-time data test feed available now

GTFS, or General Transit Feed Specification is an industry standard, open data format for transit agencies to share data about transit service. GTFS Realtime is an extension to GTFS that provides real-time transit information including vehicle position and trip updates for application developers. 

After we complete testing of the GTFS Realtime feed, we’ll incorporate it across all our OC Transpo travel planning tools.

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OC Explained: Zero Emission Bus Program

OC Transpo is working toward as we transition our bus fleet from diesel to electric by 2036.

This is an important transition and we’re excited to tell you more about it.

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Spring service

Begins Sunday, April 21, 2024

There will not be any changes to service. Please check our Alerts page for ongoing detours that may impact service.

On Victoria Day (Monday, May 20), buses and trains will run on a Sunday schedule.

Springtime in Ottawa will be flourishing with festivals and sporting events. Check back for any potential impacts to transit service and tips for how you can use transit to get there.

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