Ottawa councillors take up the transit challenge — but not all are on board

By Ananya Vaghela, Ottawa Citizen, February 5, 2019

Seventeen city councillors are choosing to only use public transit this week, but the mayor is not one of them.

The remaining five councillors have either declined or have not acknowledged the challenge.

An email from Mayor Jim Watson’s office said his busy schedule “makes it hard for the Mayor to frequently use public transit.”

Jenna Sudds, councillor for Kanata North, is taking the bus this week to understand the problems first-hand.

“The most frustrating experience is the unreliability and/or the crowding of the buses on the way home,” said Sudds.

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