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Dedicated Public Transit System

The vision

To introduce a new dedicated public transit system to expand the public transit network between Gatineau's west end and both Gatineau and Ottawa's downtowns to meet their long-term mobility needs. It will improve the quality of life,
contribute to economic and social development and promote sustainable mobility throughout the National Capital region.

The dedicated public transit system's goals

The recommended solution should:

  • Provide a reliable, efficient public transit service that offers a competitive option to driving alone;
  • Ensure efficient service in the downtown areas of Gatineau and Ottawa, the metropolitan area and its main trip generators;
  • Align with the Rapibus and major public transit routes in Ottawa;
  • Contribute to the city's development based on the vision of the revised land use and development plan;
  • Contribute to the region's economic and social development from a metropolitan perspective.

Area under study

The area under study comprises Gatineau's west end, downtown Gatineau, downtown Ottawa, the light rail stations and their surrounding areas as well as suitable routes for linking Gatineau and Ottawa.

Why a dedicated public transit system?

The study's goals

In general, the study aims to:

  • Analyse the needs;
  • Bring to light current and future problems;
  • Establish the need to invest in a structuring system;
  • Identify the recommended corridors and transit system that will best meet the mobility needs of residents in Gatineau's west end in the short term and for the next 30 years. 

Partners involved

Given the geographic layout and the inter-provincial nature of the project, the study is being conducted in collaboration with the STO's partners: Ville de Gatineau, Quebec's ministère des Transports, the National Capital Commission, the City of Ottawa and OC Transpo.

To learn more...

This study is being financed by contributions from the federal government and provincial government under the financial assistance program of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF).


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