#TransitChallenge2020 begins Monday in Ottawa

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By 1310 News, February 17, 2020

The Transit Challenge is urging residents in Ottawa to only use buses, trains or ParaTranspo for a full week starting Monday February 17, except for emergencies.

People can still walk and bike to the transit stations. The challenge is run by Ottawa Transit Riders, a non-profit advocacy group that seeks to make transit in the capital more reliable, affordable and safe for users.

t is also co-hosted by Ecology Ottawa, Healthy Transportation Coalition and Free Transit Ottawa. Surveys will be sent out on Wednesday and Sunday to get the public's reaction on what worked and what didn't.

The challenge's purpose is to get a better understanding of Ottawa's transit system and see where there is room for improvement. It also aims to keep transit in the spotlight and maintain it as a priority issue at the municipal level.