April 21, 2011: Bus Service Still Reduced Despite Vocal Residents.
Bus Service Still Reduced Despite Vocal Residents.
By Dickson Davidson, Hintonburg Community Association.
There’s only a tiny bit of truth to that statement about squeaky wheels and grease when it comes to Ottawa’s city buses.
About 6,500 comments were received from residents in response to the proposed changes to OC Transpo bus service in Ottawa. This included 16 petitions with a total of 4,102 signatures.
The local bus routes will see the following changes in this final plan effective September 4, 2011:
#3 Replaced by #85 .
#6 eliminated from Parkdale part of route.
#16 Service eliminated to Ottawa General Hospital.
#18 Service eliminated.
west of Preston Street.
#176 Service north of Scott eliminated.
#159 Added to Holland effective September 4
A map of the changes may be found at: http://www.octranspo1.com/images/files/optimization/central_ottawa.pdf
A written report of the changes may be found at: http://www.octranspo1.com/images/files/optimization/Network_Optimization_-_Recommended_Route_Changes_-_April_13_2.pdf .