On Tuesday, November 14th, Ottawa City Council’s Transit Commission held a meeting to discuss OC Transpo updates and route reviews. Amongst the announcements made in this meeting, was a redirection of Route 111, which will have its service to Carleton cut and replaced by an O-Train connection at Mooney’s Bay.
In light of this announcement, the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) would like to first and foremost acknowledge its concern for all Carleton students who depend on the 111 Route on a daily basis to commute to and from campus. CUSA is concerned with the discontinuation of this service that is used by hundreds of students. The announcement to delay the opening of the Trillium Line into at least April 2024 also poses a risk that bus service to Carleton could be cut without the relevant lines to supplement ridership.
In alignment with our commitment to advocate for safe, organized, reliable, and predictable transit service, CUSA has requested that the students’ concerns on the discontinuation of Route 111 and the delayed opening of the Trillium Line be brought before the Ottawa City Council’s Transit Commission. Furthermore, CUSA has reached out to our City Councilor Shawn Menard, who has also shared his opposition to the proposed changes to Route 111. Through its advocacy efforts, CUSA is committed to improving the transit services delivered to students.
If you are affected by this change, we suggest sharing your concerns through our Advocacy Concern Submission Form.