While the use of a cloth mask is no longer required, Ottawa Public Health strongly encourages everyone to wear masks on transit, and in stations and shelters. OC Transpo continues to follow public health advice.
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.
Every step along the way, our priority is the health and safety of our employees and customers:
In addition to these services, health and safety practices introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue.
We will continue to perform enhanced daily cleaning of all vehicles, stations, and employee areas to keep our transit network as safe as possible.
Keeping it fresh - the air in OC Transpo vehicles is filtered and exchanged regularly: every 1-2 minutes for buses, every minute for trains, and twice every minute for Para Transpo minibuses.
Common touch points on all OC Transpo vehicles are cleaned and disinfected before going into service (and in between trips on Para Transpo minibuses), including:
Additional staff are supporting cleaning efforts around the clock, with high-traffic areas cleaned every 8 hours.
Protective shields are installed at the front of all buses for the safety of operators and customers.
Trains have a separate operator cab that provides protection for rail operators.
Hand sanitizer is available at all O-Train stations, most Transitway stations, and on Para Transpo minibuses.
Customers are encouraged to pump some on before they jump on – and again after their trip.
To stay informed on the latest COVID-19 developments in Ottawa, please visit OttawaPublicHealth.com or