OC Transpo to suspend some suburb-to-downtown routes

By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa

One year after the pandemic decimated Ottawa's transit ridership, OC Transpo has announced plans to suspend several bus routes or send buses less often, especially on routes meant to carry suburban residents to downtown offices.

...The service would be reinstated when ridership ticks back up to normal, but no one knows when that might be.

Federal employees and post-secondary students make up the bulk of Ottawa's ridership, and there's no indication when they might return to offices and campuses, said Hubley, adding the city manager speaks with the federal Privy Council Office about the public service's plans.


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