OP-ED "The Mayors: High-frequency rail service from Québec City to Toronto is a sustainable economic recovery project"

*OTTAWA CITIZEN* As mayors of the largest economic centres in Ontario and Quebec, we call unanimously on the federal government to invest…


Elgin Street Renewal Video

I am so excited to celebrate the completion of Elgin Street, a pedestrian destination with wider sidewalks, beautiful landscaping, buried…


Improving Road Safety in Ottawa

Students, parents and educators are all adjusting to the new reality of a very different and challenging school year. I want to acknowledge…


City announces plans to make Ottawa roads safer for all users

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Transportation Committee Chair, Stephen Blais, announced a new plan that, pending Council approval, will…


Statement from Mayor Watson and Transit Commission Chair Allan Hubley regarding recent LRT issues

ʺOver the last few weeks, we have been as frustrated as our transit users with the poor performance of LRT and the unreliability of our bus…


Welcome aboard the O-Train Confederation Line

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today marked the official opening of O-Train Line 1, the Confederation Line, with the Honourable Caroline…


Better Para Transpo experience on the way with online services

Ottawa — A proposed plan to provide online services for Para Transpo users will mean better service for customers starting at the end of…


TELUS to provide free Wi-Fi and cellular service on O-Train Confederation Line

Commuters will enjoy access to Canada’s largest and fastest mobile network Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Allan Hubley, Chair of the…


Get Ready for Rail: O-Train Confederation Line to launch on September 14

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne,…


Seniors can ride OC Transpo at no-charge on Sundays!

I am proud to honour another yet campaign promise: as of July 7, OC transpo service on Sundays will be at no-charge for seniors, in…