Let’s talk about OC Transpo’s 2011 Network Optimization Proposals

OC Transpo is seeking customer feedback on the network service proposal that supports the approved 2011 Budget. The plan proposes redesigning the network to make routes more direct, productive, and reliable, while ensuring that we can keep fares down and make our transit system sustainable for the long term.

While over 90% of customers will be unaffected by the proposed changes, some will have to walk a little farther to a bus stop, and service on some routes will be reduced. As a valued customer, we want to make sure you are aware of what is being proposed. Most importantly, we want to hear from you.

There are many ways to find out if any of the proposed changes affect your transit travel.

OC Transpo has developed a comprehensive online presence at octranspo.com to inform customers about the network optimization proposal. At octranspo.com, you can access information by route number and geographic area, or provide your thoughts on the network optimization proposal by completing the online “Customer Feedback Form”.

Please join us at an Open House, which will include a presentation and an opportunity to talk with OC Transpo staff about the proposed changes:

Tuesday, March 29
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Ottawa City Hall, Jean Pigott Place, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Wednesday, March 30
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Presentation will begin at 8 p.m.
Kanata Recreation Complex, Hall B, 100 Walter Baker Place

Thursday, March 31
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Presentation will begin at 8 p.m.
Nepean Sportsplex, Halls C and D, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue

Monday, April 4
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Presentation will begin at 8 p.m.
Jim Durrell Recreation Complex, Ellwood Hall, 1265 Walkey Road

Tuesday, April 5
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Presentation will begin at 8 p.m.
Shenkman Arts Centre, Music Rehearsal Hall, 245 Centrum Blvd.

For those customers unable to attend one of the sessions or access online information, OC Transpo can also be reached at 613-741-4390.

Feedback will be collected until April 7. Upon completion of the public consultations, OC Transpo will prepare the final recommendations for the network. They will be presented at the Transit Commission meeting on April 20, 2011.