Adam: The real casualty of Ottawa's transit fiasco may be LRT Stage 3
With the untimely and tragic passing of ATU International President Larry Hanley and pursuant to Section 7.2 (Vacancies) of the ATU Constitution and General Laws, the ATU General Executive Board
Yesterday, the Amalgamated Transit Union and the entire labor movement lost a trailblazing leader and working class champion. Lawrence J. “Larry” Hanley, International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union since
On May 7, while recovering from an illness, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President Larry Hanley died suddenly. In a brief statement, his family, quoting Mary G. Harris “Mother” Jones,
The provincial government’s decision to scrap previous plans to double the city’s share of gas tax funding means Ottawa will lose $1 billion for its mass transit plans over the next 30 years.
TORONTO, March 7, 2019 /CNW/ – As Premier Doug Ford steamrolls ahead with stealing Toronto’s subway system through his so-called “upload,” Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 members are calling on
International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women in our city and around the globe. While it formally falls on March 8, 2019, typically it is
Firefighters quickly extinguished separate fires that broke out nearly simultaneously in the east end Thursday morning.
A passerby, uncertain if anyone was home, called in the first at 9:33 a.m.
The new Metrolinx policy banning recreational cannabis for certain workers has drawn criticism and could bring legal action from the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1587, which represents Metrolinx employees.
A low-income bus pass has taken its first steps toward becoming reality in Winnipeg.
The public works committee at Winnipeg’s city council helped the bus pass clear the first hurdle,
It’s looking more certain that the $2.1-billion Confederation Line LRT will open near the end of next March, although the city is nervous about promoting another launch date after it
The Dunrobin tornado might be a prime example of why the city needs to get a new radio system completely implemented for emergency responders who use the municipal communications network.
The City of Ottawa is remindings they can’t consume cannabis on city property now that it’s legal to use marijuana in Canada.
Starting today, it’s legal for adults to possess,
For the second time this year, the consortium building Ottawa’s $2.1-billion LRT system will miss its deadline to hand over the Confederation Line, putting lie to the city’s ubiquitous marketing
Clive Doucet is the underdog in Ottawa’s mayoralty contest. Even so, he is rapidly proving why it’s worth listening to his voice in this race.
Thursday, he unveiled an ambitious
On Sunday, OC Transpo’s new fall bus service will come into effect, and for many people the route numbers on the bus will look a little different.
Don’t worry, it’s
Getting the concrete right at the beginning of a major project such as Ottawa’s light rail transit system will pay off in the maintenance of the infrastructure over the long-term,
Inspectors have found a range of problems with concrete work at the city’s LRT sites, according to newly released inspection reports that offer a behind-the-scenes look at Ottawa’s biggest infrastructure project.
Doug Ford says he intends to slash the size of Toronto city council in half in the name of “efficiencies.”
But there’s another reason for Ford’s enthusiasm to squash council’s
Any protective shield for a bus driver is better than nothing, Winnipeg Transit operators say, but they are worried the models selected for a recent safety trial are inadequate.
Rising numbers of assaults against Edmonton bus drivers have caused city council to consider implementing retractable shields on new buses. The shields would be installed on the air conditioned
Union head calls plan ‘a good step forward’ as assaults continue to rise
OC Transpo will be installing protective barriers between passengers and drivers on a handful of city buses
Salwan Bahia smiled warmly on a cold winter day.
“It’ll be a lot more convenient,” said the 18-year old university student, as he waited for his bus from a downtown
Ottawa’s buses and trains have just become a lot more animal-friendly.
As of today, OC Transpo passengers can bring their pets on board with them — as long as they’re properly
The Toronto Transit Commission is having problems with fare gates that work with Presto cards. It’s not great news for OC Transpo, since the transit agency in Ottawa uses a
OC Transpo is asking the public to say “thanks” to their bus driver over the weekend for Transit Driver Appreciation Day.
“OC Transpo, Para Transpo and O-Train Operators are on
Hamilton city council adopts sensible transit strategy, then proceeds to ignore it, Sean Hurley writes.
Hamilton would be a better place to raise a child and age successfully if city
Kingston Transit’s program to teach new high school pupils about public transit has won a national transportation award.
The program, a partnership between Kingston Transit and the Limestone District School
An OC Transpo driver was punched in the face Friday afternoon by a passenger who was angered by the bus operator’s refusal to drop him off between regular stops.
Have you ever been spat on at work? How about being sworn at or even physically assaulted? Happens to O-C Transpo drivers a LOT! What to do about it? The
Pointing to an increase in assaults on OC Transpo workers this year, bus drivers are renewing their call for protective shields.
Clint Crabtree, the president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local
O-Train riders must pass through new fare gates at the Carling O-Train Station today.
OC Transpo begins testing fare gates and ticket machines at the O-Train Trillium Line station at
Amalgamated Transit Union International President Larry Hanley released the following statement to mark the 125th anniversary of the ATU.
“One hundred twenty-five years ago, today, in order to “disenthrall themselves
New schedules, route numbers and routing changes go into effect on Sunday, Sept. 3. Please confirm your Route Schedules or use the Travel Planner to find your best fall trip
People shouldn’t panic about a small decrease in OC Transpo ridership in the first quarter of 2017, Ottawa’s transit head says.
“We always need to remind everybody to put all
The City of Ottawa will begin exploring options for rolling out a single transit fare for low-income riders after the transit commission approved a motion Wednesday
The new fare comes
Para Transpo riders and OC Transpo staff held a productive meeting last week to discuss issues with the service, both sides say.
The issues included the long wait to book
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The Confederation Line may not be laying track through east Ottawa neighbourhoods like Vanier and Overbrook, but city staff told people in those communities Tuesday night it will help their
More changes are coming to OC Transpo routes at the end of June.
The city is continuing to roll out its plan to renumber several bus routes and adjust some
Starting April 23, OC Transpo will begin rolling out exterior bus announcements at bus stops and stations. Once these announcements are in place, each bus will audibly announce its route
New spring schedules, service adjustments and new route numbers take effect Sunday, April 23. Many of the changes happening this spring will help us get ready for rail and prepare
In a recent decision, the Honourable Justice Marrocco of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice denied the request of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 and Robert Kinnear (the “Applicants”)
Labour Program investigator recommended switching off potentially distracting overhead screens.
More than three years after an OC Transpo bus crashed into a passenger train in Barrhaven, killing six, some federal
Anyone nostalgic for the OC Transpo of old can get a retro feel with a locally developed app that will have many remembering waiting for a cold bus with only
OC Transpo riders who’ve come to enjoy a small perk at tax time are in for some disappointment.
The federal Liberal government is scrapping the non-refundable public transit tax credit,
The closure of a short — but critical — stretch of Rideau Street is causing a range of detours and changes that vary depending on your route.
The City of Ottawa is introducing a new low-income transit pass, but isn’t offering details about the cost of the pass or how the city will pay for it.