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Introducing Your Future Journey

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At the March 18 Transit Commission, we announced that New Ways to Bus are coming to Ottawa in 2024, which will change the ways that we travel using public transit.

Providing frequent, local, and connected service throughout the city, the redesigned bus network responds to changes in customers’ travel needs and ridership levels. The New Ways to Bus network will launch at the same time as O-Train Lines 2 and 4 in the south, connecting that part of the city by rail and opening up new convenient connections across the city, while also accommodating the opening of future O-Train extensions.

To help guide you through upcoming changes to the bus network and answer your burning questions, we’re introducing our newest blog series – Your Future Journey. Keep reading to learn more!

What is Your Future Journey?

New Ways to Bus. Frequent. Local. Connected poster

Pictured above: New Ways to Bus poster

Your Future Journey will be the first stop to find out how your trips will change with the introduction of the new bus network.

In this blog series, we’ll explore the changes that are coming with New Ways to Bus, learn about why and how we’re making these changes to the network, and preview what public transit will look like in different neighbourhoods once the new network is available. With 27 Frequent Routes, 17 new routes, and tons of local connections to community hubs and O-Train stations, there will be no shortage of exciting and important information coming your way.

We’ll also be going behind-the-scenes to explore some of the work that goes into creating a new bus network, including how new routes are developed, the thoughtful design of bus stops, how we monitor trends in ridership, and more!

We want to hear from you!

Of course, this new blog series wouldn’t be complete without one final piece – you! The purpose of Your Future Journey is to reflect and enhance the experiences of our customers, so once you’ve checked out New Ways to Bus, we’d love to hear your perspectives.

Is there anything about the new network that you’re curious about? Want to learn more about how we create our maps, the difference between Frequent and Local service, or the different types of signs we use? Reach out to us at NewWaysToBus@ottawa.ca and let us know what you’re interested in learning about. We may feature your ideas in an upcoming article!

What’s next?

Stay tuned to The Next Stop Blog for more Your Future Journey articles and catch all of the latest bus network updates at octranspo.com/NewWaysToBus.