Rider claims safe stop on Scott Street rejected by driver citing city memo
CTV Ottawa News

By CTV News Ottawa, October 9, 2017

An Ottawa woman is raising concerns after she says an OC Transpo driver denied her request for a safe stop on Scott Street.

Sara Wurtele was taking the 95 home from downtown on Monday around 1:00 a.m. when she asked a driver to let her off at Holland Cross instead of a Tunney’s Pasture.

“I didn’t feel safe getting off at Tunney’s, so I was asking for a safe stop here instead and when I asked to get off here the bus driver shook his head and refused,” she said.

OC Transpo’s safe stop program allows passengers to disembark between stops, wherever they feel safest on the bus’s regular route, after 7 p.m. Wurtele says this was the first time a driver has ever said no.


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