GIBBONS: It was a tough week for Transit Week Challenge

By Rick Gibbons, Ottawa Sun, February 11, 2019

Like an old diesel bus, the Transit Week Challenge wheezed to the finish line of a long, at times painful journey yesterday, a good idea made bad by crappy weather, grumpy customers and too many Twitter-addicted councillors volunteering breathless updates of their journeys home each night, as though navigating a trip to the Moon.

The plan was cooked up innocently enough by some smart, well-intentioned community transit activists who wanted elected reps to spend an entire week living like regular folk — you know, standing along frozen city streets before daylight praying for buses that never seem to arrive or are jammed like sardine cans when they do.

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