- published: 12 Feb 2013
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A quick trip on Ottawa's unique bus rapid transit system. There are many different styles of rapid transit, developed for the circumstances of each city and transit line. Seen from a downtown street, Ottawa's Bus Rapid Transit system does not look much different from a busy bus stop in any North American city. The system lacks off-bus ticketing downtown, which slows loading. It is also an 'open system' meaning that many buses going to different destinations use the same bus lanes, which can sometime slow boarding even more. But this means many people can get from their suburban homes to downtown and back without transferring at all. In the downtown core, there are also occasional problems with cars and trucks blocking bus lanes. But unlike light rail vehicles, buses can maneuver around obs...
The current public transit system is operated by OC Transpo, a department of the city. An integrated hub-and-spoke system of services is available consisting of: regular buses travelling on fixed routes in mixed traffic, typical of most urban transit systems; a bus rapid transit (BRT) system — a high frequency bus service operating on the transit-way — a network of mostly grade-separated dedicated bus lanes within their own right-of-way and having full stations with Park & Ride facilities further supported by on-road reserved bus lanes and priority traffic signal controls
Described Video Transcript: [Music: Ambient music plays in background throughout video.] (Graphic on-screen: • Red OC Transpo logo appears onscreen while music plays) (We see the Ottawa cityscape appear as a light rail train passes by the Rideau Canal with the Parliament buildings in the background. Catenary wires can be seen as well as the tracks.) (Text on-screen: • Ottawa Citadis Spirit Light Rail Train) (We see a mosaic of Alstom Citadis vehicles elsewhere in the world.) (Text on-screen: • Alstom no 1 in rail transit • More than 1900 Citadis light rail trains in service) (The modular design of train is explained using animations and text on-screen.) (We see an animation of one light rail car measuring 30 metres.) (Text on-screen: • Modular design • 30 m) (We then see an animati...
Aerial photography filmed with a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced. The Confederation Line is a light rail transit (LRT) line under construction in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Confederation Line is a transportation system worthy of one of the world’s leading capital cities. The 12.5 kilometre line from Blair Station to Tunney’s Pasture includes a 2.5 kilometre tunnel through the downtown core, 13 stations, a Maintenance and Storage Facility and the purchase of 34 Alstom CITADIS Light Rail Vehicles. http://www.ligneconfederationline.ca/
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $775M will be spent to maintain the city’s metro and bus system. Trudeau hinted Ottawa is prepared to possibly invest in a project to extend the metro’s blue line. BT’s Domenic Fazioli reports.
Video created by Alstom.
Wannabee ninja dropkicks a guy on an Ottawa bus and all hell breaks loose.
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This video is a contest submission for the 2013 Global Engineering Award, presented by CH2M HILL. We propose to connect Ottawa and Gatineau by means of Light Rail Transit across the Ottawa River using the existing Prince of Wales Bridge. There is an old, unused railway connecting Bayview Station in Ottawa, to Montcalm Station and beyond in Gatineau. Our goal is to use existing infrastructure which is currently not in use, to improve the transit connections between Ottawa and Gatineau. This LRT link would be a cost effective solution to reduce congestion along the few bridges that cross the Ottawa River. It would also create an appealing travel option for commuters, students, residents and tourists. This commuting option would be cheaper than driving and would save time by skipping the ...