LISTEN: City will proceed with electric bus procurement despite concerns, calls on feds to cover transit deficit for 2022

By City News Ottawa, the Rob Snow Show,

The chair of Ottawa's transit commission says it is difficult to predict whether OC Transpo will run a budget deficit this year because there is no clear timeline yet on when federal public servants will return to offices downtown.

...The transit budget for this year was calculated based on a return of 82% of pre-pandemic ridership levels, but based on the first three months of the year Hubley thinks it's unlikely that level will be reached. 

Listen to the clip here.

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