Red-light cameras being installed at locations across the city

October 3, 2016 – Today, Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee, and Orléans Councillor Bob…


Mayor Jim Watson calls for increased protection measures for cyclists and pedestrians

Ottawa – On September 22, Mayor Jim Watson wrote to the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, to request that further…


New federal-provincial funding agreement makes 57 public transit projects possible in Ottawa

The governments of Canada and Ontario, as well as municipalities across Ontario are making investments that will help create jobs and grow…


Ottawa cyclists pedal through two million trips on Laurier lanes

The Laurier Avenue cycling lanes, built to establish a safe bicycle corridor through Ottawa’s downtown, have reached a milestone with two…


City Council approves new vehicle-for-hire regulations

With the approval of new vehicle-for-hire regulations by City Council today, Ottawa has become one of the first Canadian jurisdictions to…


Algonquin College joins U-Pass program, now 71,000 students-strong Primary tabs

OC Transpo, Algonquin College and Algonquin Students’ Association officials signed a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) Agreement today.…


WLRT Corridor Recommendation

I am writing to update you on the work undertaken by the NCC-City Working Group regarding the western light rail transit (LRT) corridor. I…


Airport Parkway bridge opening makes city more accessible, welcoming Primary tabs

Ottawa – Ottawa’s reputation as a walking- and cycling-friendly city got another boost today with the opening of the Airport Parkway…


Minister Baird, Mayor Watson agree to work together on light rail

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – John Baird, Minister Responsible for the National Capital Commission and Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean and…


Confederation Line among best rail/transit projects in the Americas

Ottawa – The Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project has been presented the Silver Award for Best Rail/Transit Project in the…