On June 18 RTG advised the City of Ottawa that it anticipates achieving Revenue Service Availability by the 2nd or 3rd week in August.
Should RTG achieve this date, the City anticipates that transit customers should begin boarding Confederation Line trains in September.
More information on the planned launch of the Confederation Line will be provided at the July 10 FEDCO meeting.
The opening of O-Train Line 1, the Confederation Line, will mark a historic transformation in the way transit service is delivered in Ottawa. The opening of Line 1 will require major changes to the bus route network, which will represent the largest service change ever for OC Transpo customers. OC Transpo staff are committed to ensuring that the customers are supported, prepared, comfortable and knowledgeable about the changes and the transition period in order to provide a positive end-to-end customer experience starting on day one. The presentation outlined the many activities, customer communications, and changes carried out by OC Transpo to be ready for light rail operations, including service changes to the bus network and at LRT stations.
In response to a motion from the Mayor at Council on June 12, 2019, staff presented a plan to introduce electric buses to the OC Transpo fleet. The Transit Commission gave direction to staff that the electric buses and required charging infrastructure be acquired through a tendering process to a maximum of $6 million.
Para transpo booking process
OC Transpo will provide a report in September with an update on the status of improving the Para Transpo reservation system.