2019 is a transit transition year: Watson

By Ted Raymond, CTV News Ottawa and CFRA, February 7, 2019

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson says 2019 will be a “transition year” when it comes to the city’s transit system.

Many city councillors have spent this week participating in a transit challenge to use OC Transpo for all of their transportation outside of emergencies. Some have had to admit there are gaps in the service that couldn’t accommodate their duties as councillors.

Speaking on CTV Morning Live, Watson admitted that the system needs to be improved.

“There’s no question we’ve had one of the worst winters in terms of weather and flooding and so on and we’ve had a lot of detours as a result of building the LRT,” Watson said. “So, as a result of that a lot of the bus system has become unreliable.”


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