Podcast

Discussing the Gatineau Tramway with Maude Marquis-Bissonnette, Mayoral Candidate - July 2021

The Gatineau Tramway, proposed for the west-end of the city, will transform public transit, most notably in the Plateau and Aylmer sectors, which currently do not have any rapid-transit offered. In this video discussion with Maude Marquis-Bissonnette (Mayoral Candidate, Leader of Action Gatineau, and councillor for Plateau), we discuss the tramway project, the eventual rapibus conversion, the tramway insertion into Ottawa,…

Discussion on the Stations of O-Train Line 1 with Jeff (J.OT13) - June 2021

O-Train Line 1 features 13 stations, spread over a length of 12.5km and opened in September 2019. In this video with Jeff (J.OT13 on the Rail Fans community), we discuss and provide commentary on all 13 stations, including the highlights and the areas that they could have been done differently or have room to be improved upon. --- 00:00 - Opening 00:19 - Introduction 01:11…

Transition to a Zero-Emission Bus Fleet with Pat Scrimgeour, Director of Transit Customer Systems and Planning - June 2021

OC Transpo in Ottawa has recently announced their intention and plan to transition to a Zero-Emission Bus Fleet by 2035. In this video discussion with Pat Scrimgeour, Director of Transit Customer Systems and Planning, we talk about this important endeavor towards battling Climate Change, and touch on the following points of interest: ---00:00 - Opening 00:19 - Introduction 00:44 - What are the benefits…

O-Train : Past, Present and Future, with David Bellerive, Rail Fans Enthusiast - June 2021

The O-Train is approaching 2 years of Revenue Service in September 2021. In this June 2021 video, David Bellerive (Rail Fans Enthusiast and the Host of the Official O-Train Livestream) and I, reflect on the start of service, how things went, where things are now and what is to come in the near future with Stage 2. --- 00:00 -…

O-Train Technical Discussion with Troy Charter, Director of Transit Operations - June 2021

The O-Train Confederation Line (also known as O-Train Line 1), is a 12.5km long, fully grade-separated, 13 station rapid transit system, operated in the City of Ottawa by OC Transpo.In this June 2021 video conversation with Troy Charter, Director of Transit Operations at OC Transpo, we discuss the intricacies of the line's operation, and touch on the following points of…

Transit-Oriented Development in Ottawa with Alain Miguelez, Manager of Policy Planning at the City of Ottawa - April 2021

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a form of urban development, which maximizes the number of residential, business, commercial, and leisure spaces within walking distance of public transportation.In this April 2021 video discussion with Alain Miguelez, Manager of Policy Planning at the City of Ottawa, we discuss Transit-Oriented Development in Ottawa. Areas discussed include: What is TOD. How are we building TOD in Ottawa. What…

O-Train Improvements and Enhancements with Pat Scrimgeour, Director of Transit Customer Systems and Planning - March 2021

Ottawa's O-Train system continues to move forward with improvements and enhancements to better serve and support customers and passengers. In this March 2021 interview with Pat Scrimgeour, Director of Transit Customer Systems and Planning, we discuss some of the improvements and enhancements that are being undertaken on the O-Train. Areas discussed include work to allow fare gates at stations and Presto readers…

West-End Gatineau Tram with Myriam Nadeau, President of the STO - March 2021

The City of Gatineau is moving forward with opportunity studies to determine the need, technology, route options to better serve the West-End of Gatineau (specifically Aylmer and the Plateau). It has been determined that a service offered by rail is needed to provide adequate service in the future for these growing communities as well as providing service in and out…