OC Transpo Alerts is an independent Twitter service provided by a regular transit user. Run cancellations are automated from OCTranspo.com, while delays and detours are manually tweeted using information from OCTranspo.com, the media, other Tweeters, City of Ottawa road closures website, MTO road closures website, and with the help of City of Ottawa traffic cameras.
OC Transpo Alerts was created in February 2010. Since its full-time operation in October 2010, OC Transpo Alerts has been providing updates to thousands of followers including CBC Ottawa, The Ottawa Citizen, city councillors, and of course, OC Transpo passengers.
OC Transpo Alerts has been featured and mentioned in:
CFRA News (March 1, 2013)
CTV Ottawa (February 8, 2012)
OpenFile Ottawa (January 14, 2012)
24 Hours Ottawa (August 4, 2011)
CBC Ottawa (July 14, 2011)
Ottawa Citizen (July 2, 2011)
CBC Radio's All in a Day with Alan Neal (December 15, 2010)
About our alerts:
--Trip cancellation updates are posted only if there are at least 10 minutes left in the cancelled trip.
--Routes 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 runs are not posted due to their shorter headways.
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