OC Transpo users forming one-voice alliance

By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen, January 27, 2019

About 80 people attended a workshop Saturday aimed at creating Ottawa Transit Riders, an advocacy group to push passenger interests and act as a watchdog over OC Transpo.

The event at the University of Ottawa was intended to funnel ambitions of several smaller volunteer organizations into one that would primarily deal with concerns of transit riders at a time of rising fares, declining ridership and the uncertain impacts of LRT.

It will likely be modelled after a similar group in Toronto that charges an annual membership fee, has a board of directors, an active roster of volunteers and now one full-time staff member.


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