CUSA Joint Statement on OC Transpo Service Changes

CUSA represents the interests of students at Carleton University, students whose lives extend far beyond campus. They live, work, shop, and see friends or family in all parts of the city, relying on public transit to do so. We acknowledge the ongoing challenges the pandemic and remote work have posed for OC Transpo. But this … Continue reading CUSA Joint Statement on OC Transpo Service Changes

Free The Bus! Get Transit Moving with Bus Only Lanes

Serious climate action means fixing public transit. When the bus is fast and reliable, fewer people drive and overall traffic and emissions are significantly reduced. But since our buses must slog through traffic to get anywhere, some of OC Transpo's most popular routes — like the 6, 7, 85, and 88 — are late 30% … Continue reading Free The Bus! Get Transit Moving with Bus Only Lanes

Joint statement: Cancel road widenings to cover transit budget, fix service

Ottawa faces a real risk of more cuts to bus service after a recently announced budget shortfall. This was, unfortunately, entirely self inflicted. The mayor left a $39M hole in the 2023 transit budget, ultimately approved by a majority of city councilors, on the assumption it would be covered by provincial or federal contributions. It … Continue reading Joint statement: Cancel road widenings to cover transit budget, fix service

Statement on City of Ottawa’s 2023 Budget

With the introduction of the City’s 2023 budget, the people of Ottawa got some insight into what Mayor Sutcliffe’s promised 2.5% limit on property tax increases will actually mean. This is not a ‘tight’ budget that managed to avoid cuts to services but a reactionary budget that attacks the wellbeing of many of Ottawa’s working … Continue reading Statement on City of Ottawa’s 2023 Budget