Transit challenge proves difficult for some councillors

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By Robyn Miller, CBC News Ottawa, February 8, 2019

With a few days left in a weeklong transit challenge, some Ottawa city councillors are expressing their frustration with a system in which getting from point A to point B isn't always easy.

Free Transit Ottawa issued the challenge to rely solely on transit for a week and 17 councillors accepted.

(...)Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Carol Anne Meehan also "flunked" day four of the transit challenge, admitting that she took her car to get to a morning appointment.

"It would have taken me an hour and a half by bus to get here to the Humane Society and it took me 15 minutes by car, so given a choice, what would you do?" Meehan asked her followers in a Twitter video.

"At least I have a choice … a lot of people don't."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/transit-challenge-ottawa-councillors-recap-1.5010319g