Ottawa·TRAFFIC

How have the train shortage and bus changes affected you?

The city says the buses they're taking from regular service to provide this service are from higher-frequency routes. Have you noticed?

Trains are delayed and more than 100 buses taken off their routes because of it

Buses queue on Albert Street in Ottawa in late January during a light rail train shortage. (Jean-Sébastien Marier/Radio-Canada)

Good morning commuters!

It's Tuesday, typically the busiest commute of the week in terms of volume.

Mostly everyone has school today, except those high school students writing exams and English public elementary parents in the Belleville area.

Elsewhere, all the school buses will be running.

There are special OC Transpo buses again today due to an ongoing lack of trains.

The city says the buses they're taking from regular service to provide this service are from higher-frequency routes.

But I'm wondering if anyone has noticed?

We're talking 50 morning buses and 75 afternoon buses today.

Has your bus been cancelled? Has this affected your regular bus service? How? Tell me via doug.hempstead@cbc.ca or via @cbcotttraffic on Twitter.

Have a great day!

About the Author

Doug Hempstead

CBC Ottawa's traffic specialist

Doug Hempstead is CBC Ottawa's traffic specialist and can be heard on CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning and All In A Day. Sometimes, he even sleeps. Originally from the Ottawa Valley, he is a musician and family man - married with two daughters. Doug is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years experience in the region covering all types of news. He welcomes your input on traffic issues and can be called directly while the shows are airing at 613-288-6900. Tweet him at @cbcotttraffic or @DougHempstead. His e-mail is doug.hempstead@cbc.ca.

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