OC Transpo brass sit out Transit Challenge as councillors climb aboard

By Ted Raymond, CTV News, February 17, 2020

OTTAWA -- Some of the top figures at OC Transpo have declined to take part in a week-long transit challenge, despite several city councillors agreeing to it.

The second annual transit challenge is being organized by Ottawa Transit Riders, Ecology Ottawa, Free Transit Ottawa, and the Healthy Transportation Coalition. The goal is to have councillors and other high-level transit officials agree to use public transit exclusively for one full week. That means participants will use the bus or the LRT for everything from commuting to and from work, to shopping, personal outings, or anything else outside of emergencies.

The challenge begins Monday, Feb. 17 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 23.

15 of the 18 available councillors have agreed to take the challenge this year.


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