Transit Commission meeting February 20th

Come to the Transit Commission meeting TOMORROW

The Transit Commission is having its first meeting on Wednesday, February 20th at 9:30am in the Champlain room (City Hall) and we’d like to see concerned transit riders attend. Let’s generate some buzz about this issue.

The big truck protest will be snarling traffic this week so media might be focused on them instead of city transit issues.

But, I will be there and I’ll be pushing for more ‘democratic oversight’. I don’t want the Transit Commission to be a toothless rubber-stamp that allows OC Transpo to do whatever it wants. I want the Transit Commission to show some leadership.

  • I want ‘delegated authority’ to be removed from OC Transpo
  • I want OC Transpo mandated to consult with riders and communities before they make changes to bus routes
  • I want all councillors (not just those on the commission) to have the power to approve or veto route changes that will affect their constituents
  • I also want councillors to have the power to reverse changes made in September 2018 so that routes such as 11, 12 and 28 can be restored immediately. Any future changes will require consultation.

Another option that has been suggested is that pro-transit councillors could form a TASK FORCE to review evidence and propose improvements to Ottawa’s transit system.

Come to the meeting to express your opinions.

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