NO FREE RIDES? City resists offering no-fare travel after LRT opens

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Sun, June 19, 2019 The city is still reluctant to provide any free rides on the LRT system when it opens as a chance to promote the $2.1-billion rail line. During a transit commission meeting Wednesday, Coun. Riley Brockington suggested to Transpo management that the transit agency should consider providing free rides one day a week, like Sunday, for the first month of operations “as a thank you for the discomfort we have all gone through over the years.”

“I totally understand that request,” transportation general manager John Manconi replied. “It’s done frequently, but we would strongly urge you not to go down that path, even on a Sunday.”

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