Category Archives: Updates

OC Transpo adjusts schedules during March Break

Ottawa – OC Transpo will operate a revised weekday schedule during March Break (March 12 to 16) when schools are closed and many people are on holidays. Minor reductions will be made on some routes and bus arrival times may be adjusted slightly compared to the usual weekday schedule. School routes numbered in the 600s…
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First autonomous vehicle test on public road in Canada

This week I had the pleasure of witnessing the first testing of an autonomous vehicle (AV) on a public street in Canada. I’m proud to say that test was done right here in our city and that this is just the first of many tests to come. Hundreds of people gathered at the Kanata North…
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Training for the O-Train

This week I had the opportunity to check out OC Transpo’s new light rail training facility. The facility includes a train simulator that allows operators to try out scenarios on the new Confederation Line before it opens in 2018. Once seated in the simulator, you man the controls as you pass by the same landmarks…
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Did you know? Beacon Hill’s hidden gem!

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of taking a three-hour paddle on the Ottawa River with former Innes Ward Councillor Rainer Bloess and Lynn Leduc. We made our way to view the ruins of what was once Beacon Hill’s very own lighthouse.   Built in 1860 and located behind Lower Duck Island, this hidden gem…
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