Archive for the ‘Transit’ Category

City Announces Steven Cripps As The New Rail Boss

- April 11th, 2014

The city has finally filled the position of rail implementation director after the former director, John Jensen, left for Metrolinx more than a year ago.

Here’s what you need to know about the new LRT boss, Steven Cripps

Cripps Memo April11 2014

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Follow City Hall reporter Jon Willing on Twitter at @JonathanWilling and at ottawasun.com.

Level Train Crossings Presentations

- April 10th, 2014

Here are the presentations by OC Transpo and MMM Group regarding the study on level rail crossings. It’s a good summary of all the information and the reasons why the consultant doesn’t think buses should stop at tracks.

OC Transpo MMMGroup RailCrossings April9 2014

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Follow City Hall reporter Jon Willing on Twitter at @JonathanWilling and at ottawasun.com.

Third Lawsuit Filed In Bus-Train Crash

- March 27th, 2014

The city is facing a $600,000 lawsuit by the family of another victim in the Sept. 18 crash between an OC Transpo double-decker and Via Rail train in Barrhaven.

The plaintiffs are relatives of Rob More, one of six people on the bus who died.

The city and the estate of David Woodard, the bus driver who also died in the crash, are named as defendants. The statement of claim was just filed, so no statements of defence yet and it’s important to note the allegations haven’t been tested in court.

Details of the suit to follow at ottawasun.com.

Other recent lawsuits related to the crash:

Sharif vs. city, Woodard estate
Bleakney vs. city, Woodard estate

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Follow City Hall reporter Jon Willing on Twitter at @JonathanWilling and at ottawasun.com.

Full 2013 Transpo Customer Survey

- March 24th, 2014

I have just been sent the complete results from the 2013 OC Transpo customer survey. I haven’t gone through the entire document yet but thought I would make it available to you sooner than later.

One thing that strikes me: The clear majority of respondents (1,000+ out of 1,525) indicated their primary mode of travel is car. And the qualifier to determine “transit users” seems to be whether respondents have used transit in the last six months. The number of respondents who use transit five days a week, for example, was 194.

Complete 2013 OC Transpo Survey Results

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Follow City Hall reporter Jon Willing on Twitter at @JonathanWilling and at ottawasun.com.

Sinkhole Root Cause Report

- March 21st, 2014

An unexpected pit in the road caused the Waller St. sinkhole last month, the Rideau Transit Group says. Here is the root cause report released today.

Sinkhole March21, 2014 Technical Memo