Ottawa public transit agency forgoes cash fares in mandating backdoor boarding of buses

Mobility and transportation | Policy leadership

Ottawa’s public transit agency wants all customers to board conventional buses at the rear doors, except for people who need to use the front doors for accessibility purposes, impacting revenue normally received from cash fares. OC Transpo says it won’t be accepting cash or paper transfers since there is no mechanism to accept those fares at the back doors.

City of Guelph offers free public transit to slow spread of COVID-19

Mobility and transportation | Policy leadership

Service changes to Guelph Transit include:

  • cancelling late night bus service for University of Guelph students
  • offering free transit service through April 15, 2020; removing the need for people to come to City Hall to buy/renew bus pass/OnYourWay fare card
  • asking all customers to board and exit the bus using the back doors (rear boarding only). People with accessibility needs can continue to board and exit using the front doors.
  • operating on a Saturday schedule (every 30 minutes) Monday to Saturday, until further notice. No impacts to Sunday service/frequency.

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