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And Ottawa now has a nice transit system.
Not sure I would agree with that statement. I moved from Halifax to Ottawa six years ago and have experienced nothing but challenges with OCTranspo. If they show up, the so called express buses are never on time. The LRT is broken/late/off the track/stuck at a station most of the time. The express buses only run a handful of times in the morning and again in the afternoon. If you miss the last one, the milk run is about 1.5 hours to get to the 'burbs.

At least in Halifax, I could take one from Portland Hills to downtown throughout the day (at least before I moved in 2015).

Unless your statement refers to a time before I got here where it was reaaaaally bad, then I wouldn't know.
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Not sure I would agree with that statement.
I probably should have worded it a bit differently. All I meant is that they have their rail system now including some underground stations. I have not been there in years and don't know how well it is managed.
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I probably should have worded it a bit differently. All I meant is that they have their rail system now including some underground stations. I have not been there in years and don't know how well it is managed.
When I moved to Ottawa from the Maritimes in 2013 using their BRT network was very eye-opening - They had dedicated, bus-only routes! They had actual stations! They ran at frequencies that were more frequent than 15 or 30 minutes!

But the longer you're there the more you realize the flaws. The bus-only routes were congested with buses backed up in traffic. The stations were too cold in the winter and provided no shade in the summer. The frequencies didn't matter if they were stuck in traffic and led to unreliable headways.

The O-Train is a vast improvement if it's operating as it should, and unfortunately for most of its existence it seems like it's been under some sort of repair or technical issues. It's a big step up over the BRT route but they really need to get their affairs in order because it has not been operating very well.
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