Egan: Tripping on transit — has LRT transition led to rider injuries?

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By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen, January 16, 2020

When LRT was fully launched in October, it altered about 100 associated bus routes and the daily rides of about two-thirds of OC Transpo passengers. The system, in effect, was shaken, stirred, reassembled.

What happens when 200,000 or more riders are taking a different path (major or minor) to their destinations — on new bus routes, new trains, connecting at new stations, and running through mobs for links that maybe aren’t on schedule?

On occasion, they slip, trip and fall.

The City of Ottawa reports it has had eight injury claims connected to OC Transpo since LRT had its soft launch on Sept. 14. (Figures to Dec. 31.)