Q6 - Will you commit to building a public transit system that is rapid, reliable, affordable and accessible for all users, with proper transit routes within rural, suburban and lower income communities?

Laine Johnson

Yes. Our public transportation system should be a source of pride for the City of Ottawa. I have heard all too often from College Ward residents that they avoid public transit because it is unreliable and too infrequent. A top priority of mine as Councillor for College Ward is to ensure our current and future transit systems, such as the Baseline BRT and extension of the LRT, are funded and designed properly to meet the needs of people in College Ward within a reliable and effective system. We need to provide reliable, affordable and accessible transit service in order to reduce private vehicle use, to help us meet our climate goals, reduce the stress on our infrastructure, reduce traffic, and provide an equitable and accessible way for people to travel.. This includes thinking through frequency of service and the number of transfers people are asked to take as they get from one place to the other. We must do better at prioritizing cancellations so the fewest  number of riders are impacted, while also considering  the severity of  cancellations; e.g.  last busses and infrequent routes should only be canceled in urgent circumstances.

We must invest in active transportation infrastructure so that we can encourage people to use different transportation options when possible so they can move around the city most easily.  Paratranspo is a key piece of our public transit system,and we must invest in it. I promise to regularly discuss the effectiveness of the system with riders and bring their issues to the Council table. Residents must have a reliable, easy-to-use system to get where they need to go, be it for shopping, leisure, work or school, or appointments.

Wendy Davidson

Yes.

Vilteau Delvas

Yes. Specially our veteran and seniors should have their services free of charge or haft price.

Granda Kopytko

Did not participate.

Pat McGarry

Did not participate.

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