Apr 16, 2016 an oc transpo bus drivers caring deed is being recognized by thousands on social media after he stopped his bus to help a person on the side of the road in ottawa. In the district, violators face an enhanced penalty when a bus driver is assaulted. Bailey is a general spare driver and can find herself driving her bus on any route in the network. Chief special constable jim babe has stated that a customer threw a drink and spat on the driver, and that it is being investigated. Ctv agreed to protect the identity of an oc transpo driver who alleges she was assaulted by a coworker on the job. A man assaulted an oc transpo bus driver who was on the job, then dragged him out onto the street and continued beating him. The bus operator had by then stopped his vehicle on st. This web app works on all phones and is based on ottawa city oc transpo gps info, not just the oc transpo bus schedule.
From july 1, 2018, to june 30, 2019, there were 111 assaults against oc transpo employees, mostly bus drivers, according to data from the. Oc transpo is asking the public to say thanks to their bus driver over the weekend for transit driver appreciation day. Oc transpo has a fleet of 944 buses that run on regular streets, all of which are fully accessible lowfloor buses. On a oneway street 45defectoil pressure 50notice to all. Oc transpo driver who alleges she was assaulted by a coworker on. Oc transpo bus crash victims identified, all from ottawa. From july 1, 2018, to june 30, 2019, there were 111 assaults against oc transpo employees. The collision happened between a route 76 oc transpo alexander dennis enviro500 doubledecker bus identification number 8017 and via rail train 51 pulled by general electric p42 genesis locomotive number 915, headed for toronto, at 8. The hrsdc investigation and ruling came about as a result of an oc transpo driver who refused to return to work several months after being assaulted on the job in march, 20. The ontario provincial police tweeted a photo showing the bus with its shattered windshield, with the plea. Although the driver could not return to work for months because of his injuries, the perpetrator escaped jail time and got away with a suspended sentence, despite having 17 previous assault convictions.
A female oc transpo bus operator says she was targeted for days by a. Apr 15, 2016 oc transpo driver dan stoddard says he was simply doing his job when he noticed a woman at a bus shelter who seemed to be in distress. Oc transpo bus driver punched in face on easter monday crabtree said that there were more than 100 assaults committed against oc transpo drivers in 2017. Make an announcement over the pa system to let customers know the paa has been activated and that the bus must be stopped and the situation investigated. These changes reflect lower ridership and maintain service to all neighbourhoods and essential services. Oc transpo driver punched in the face ottawa citizen. Statistics from oc transpo show 51 operators were assaulted in 2012. May 20, 2014 the chronic petty criminal who attacked an oc transpo bus driver is a pathetic individual who is illiterate, homeless and of substandard intelligence, an ottawa judge said wednesday. The bus swerved into the opposite traffic lane during the assault, but avoided any collisions. Share for jamie bailey, the decision to come forward and. Baileys also claiming the union fights for known harassers and assaulters employed by oc transpo. An oc transpo bus driver who left work due to coronavirus symptoms has tested positive for covid19. Many of the transitway roads are above or below the grade of normal streets in ottawa, by the use of overpasses, bridges, and trench highways. The bus operator said on her facebook page that oc transpo management and their union have failed drivers, and now the public is against them as a result.
Look for our ticket machine at the south end of the arrivals terminal. The data also reveals that route 111, which started at baseline station, was sidelined on november 29 after a bus driver was assaulted. Paul man was charged after police say he assaulted a bus driver after the driver asked him to step out of the way of other riders, according to court documents. Oc transpo bus frequency is roughly on par with rural regions elsewhere in the world. An oc transpo driver was punched in the face friday afternoon by a passenger who was angered by the bus operators refusal to drop him off between regular. Some of the routes that run on the transitway, including the citys mostused bus routes, are served almost exclusively by articulated buses e. We will be prioritizing changes that keep sufficient space available on buses and changes that address travel needs to. Oc transpo assaults up, bus union wants protective shields. Oc transpo bus driver punched during fare dispute, union. Share for jamie bailey, the decision to come forward and share her story wasnt an easy one. The agencys bus system has 170 routes and 43 bus rapid transit. Seven months after a catastrophic bus crash left three people dead and dozens more injured, the rookie oc transpo driver who slammed into westboro station was charged with 38. Oc transpo driver jamie bailey posted this photo of herself on facebook when she began her protest of refusing to wear her uniform at work. Thats roughly in line with cbcs own analysis from 2016 of the violence local bus drivers face.
It only takes a second, and your information is anonymous. Oc transpo bus driver tests positive for covid19 ottawa sun. A bus driver in kingston told me last year that he use to drive for oc transpo and that theres a lot of disagreement between the drivers and management so the. Oc transpo ticket machine now at the ottawa international airport. Driver sheds oc transpo logo to protest harassment from.
Fifty of those were level 1 assaults with no or minor injuries. Salaries posted anonymously by oc transpo employees. Oc transpo will be monitoring the adjusted transit service. Violence against oc transpo drivers persists cbc news. There has been a spike in assaults over the last couple of years, said clint crabtree, the president of the union representing oc transpo drivers. Pointing to an increase in assaults on oc transpo workers this year, bus drivers are renewing their call for protective shields. Metro officials say they expect to see results from the enhanced. You can buy a singleride ticket or one of our convenient daypass options 1, 3, 5 or 7 days. Dec 29, 2017 pointing to an increase in assaults on oc transpo workers this year, bus drivers are renewing their call for protective shields. She says shes taken heat from riders in all areas of the city. Ottawa police confirmed an oc transpo driver was assaulted on a bus in stittsville but are not pursuing an investigation after the driver refused to make a. Man who attacked oc transpo driver gets six months in jail.
Effective march 30, schedules are adjusted on all bus routes. Oc transpo uses many articulated buses to provide service. Oc transpo driver assaulted after bus leaves athletics the. Animation shows the last moments of the fatal 20 oc transpo bus crash duration. Once i pulled up she didnt come out, stoddard told. Oc transpo driver tests positive for covid19 after running west. May, 2018 thats roughly in line with cbcs own analysis from 2016 of the violence local bus drivers face. Oc transpo to test out driver shields on city buses. The bus driver operated routes 19, 50, 57, 63, 64 75 and 85 on march 18, 19, and 20 before noticing any symptoms. These fares are valid right away and let you ride buses and.
A man assaulted an oc transpo bus driver in ottawa, then dragged him out onto the street and continued beating him cohsn, sept. They go there to line up and call for their bus routes. Oc transpo driver faces dozens of criminal charges in. Jun 24, 2019 oc transpo driver jamie bailey claims she endured years of harassment and assault by coworkers. Invite anyone with information about the situation to come forward.
An oc transpo bus driver is assaulted in ottawa, canada. The driver of the bus was arrested at the scene, chief charles bordeleau of the ottawa police added at an evening news conference at ottawa city hall. Dobec said there have already been reported assaults on bus drivers this year, and guitard had a long record of. Oc transpo driver assaulted after bus leaves athletics. Oc transpo bus operator diagnosed with covid19 ottawamatters. There are approximately 2,734 people employed by oc transpo, and 6,360 bus stops located across the city of ottawa. Ottawacarleton regional transit commission cptdb wiki. Oc transpo bus crash victims identified 1 29 earlier, terry woodard, the widow of the oc transpo bus driver who died of crashrelated injuries, took to facebook to write a message about her.
Oct 10, 2014 police have made an arrest after an oc transpo driver was punched while he was behind the wheel on thursday night. The chronic petty criminal who attacked an oc transpo bus driver is a pathetic individual who is illiterate, homeless and of substandard intelligence, an ottawa judge said wednesday. Oc transpo is alerting passengers who may have ridden on buses on a number of routes in midmarch driven by an operator who has since. After 7 pm, you can ask the driver to stop at a safe spot along the route closer to your destination. A free inside look at oc transpo salary trends based on 7 salaries wages for 6 jobs at oc transpo. In ottawa, atu local 279 reported 62 incidents of violence against oc transpo drivers last year, ranging from being punched, to knife attacks and sexual assault, and including one incident in which a driver was splashed with a cup of urine. Jun 09, 2019 an oc transpo bus driver is assaulted in ottawa, canada. Oc transpo bus driver punched during fare dispute, union boss.
Lrt and otrain frequency is fairly high, matching the frequency of the paris metro during peak times. Prosecutor tara dobec said oc transpo drivers s jobs leave them vulnerable. An oc transpo driver was punched in the face friday afternoon by a passenger who was angered by the bus operators refusal to drop him off. Laurent boulevard are where some of the 2,000 oc transpo drivers congregate each day. Reviews from oc transpo employees about oc transpo culture, salaries, benefits, worklife balance, management, job security, and more. Troy charter, oc transpos director of transit operations, said the incident happened at about 4. Police have made an arrest after an oc transpo driver was punched while he was behind the wheel on thursday night. Nov 15, 2019 the bus operator said on her facebook page that oc transpo management and their union have failed drivers, and now the public is against them as a result. Aug 02, 20 a city bus driver is nursing a broken nose after being assaulted for running 10 to 15 minutes late in the south end.
In ottawa, police reported an assault in march in which a passenger suckerpunched an oc transpo driver who reportedly questioned him about an expired transfer. You will find many oc transporelated info that you may find interesting. Ottawa police release image of man accused of assaulting an oc transpo bus driver. A new system map is printed every september, in conjunction with. Oc transpo to install protective barriers for bus drivers. While at an intersection, a customer asked the bus driver to disembark, charter said in a statement. There has been a spike in assaults over the last couple of years, said clint crabtree. A passenger punched the man driving the bus during a fare dispute, said craig watson, president of the bus driver union, atu local 279. Although the driver did not return to work for months because of his injuries, the perpetrator escaped jail time and received a suspended sentence, despite having 17 previous assault convictions. Dan stoddard was operating the route 96 bus from terry fox station to st. The man assaulted the driver while the bus was in motion. Even kingston, by no means a model of effective transit, runs at a higher frequency on most routes.
Colleagues said he was married and had a good driving record. May 14, 2018 several drivers have been assaulted on the job. Man who attacked ottawa bus driver pleads guilty to assault. Bill takes aim at assaults on transit operators ohs. Oc transpo recorded 62 incidents of violence against drivers in 2012. Violence against oc transpo drivers persists cbc news cbc. The ottawa bus train crash was a collision that occurred between an oc transpo doubledecker bus and a via rail train in the ottawa suburb of barrhaven on 18 september 20, that killed six people. Clint crabtree, the president of amalgamated transit union local. Oc s average weekday ridership is 346,800 and covers 4 sq. Oc transpo bus window smashed by flying ice on highway 417.
An unidentified man has been accused of assaulting an oc transpo bus driver at 7. Man charged with assault of metro transit bus driver. An oc transpo driver and bus passengers were lucky to escape serious injury thursday after a chunk of ice flew off a car and smashed the buss windshield as it travelled on highway 417. Get this page going by posting your interview experience. After my bus driver got assaulted for not letting some douchebag on the bus because he didnt want to. Police arrived on the scene near the corner of caldwell avenue. You will find many oc transpo related info that you may find interesting. Oc transpo to test out driver shields on city buses cbc news. In 2015, oc transpo operators were assaulted, spat on or threatened 85 times about once every four days, according to documents obtained through an access to information request. In refusing to work, the driver stated that he felt oc transpo had not done enough to prevent further attacks. While at an intersection, a customer asked the bus driver to disembark, charter. Adam farsijani had his jaw broken in an attack on an oc transpo bus. New documents reveal chaos and coverups inside oc transpo.
This web site is dedicated to all bus and transit enthusiasts. Ottawa police are investigating an assault on an oc transpo driver that took place monday while he was on his route. May 08, 2014 in ottawa, atu local 279 reported 62 incidents of violence against oc transpo drivers last year, ranging from being punched, to knife attacks and sexual assault, and including one incident in which a driver was splashed with a cup of urine. Bill to help protect transit operators comes into force. Oc transpos otrain is a light metro system consisting of two lines.1208 642 450 312 914 475 1519 1221 198 191 522 791 854 719 562 949 1495 255 1326 1279 1457 1060 425 1543 307 599 879 399 325 1282 1317 1181 318 262 644 184