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President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
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People's Water Conference #9
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Public Forum - Ottawa's Bus Rapid Transit

Public Forum - Ottawa's Bus Rapid Transit

The Public is cordially invited ...

How the highest per capita ridership
transit system in North America
was planned, built and operated.


Thursday, November 19, 1992
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Registration at 8:30 a.m.
Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, Diamond Head Room,


Honolulu City Council Committee on Transportation
Rene Mansho, Chairwoman

SPEAKER John A. Bonsall, P. Eng.
General Manager
Ottawa-Carlton Regional Transit Commission

70% of people working in downtown Ottawa get there by bus
Average speeds of 27-35 mph - including stops
800 buses - 19 miles of busways - 28 stations • over 80-million annual riders
30% of total daily vehicle travel

"Ottawa-Carlton is the first, and still the only metropolitan area in North America to consciously choose an exclusive bus way system in preference to e light or heavy rail system.... Daily ridership on the Ottawa bus ways, which averages 200,000 per day, exceeds by a large amount the ridership on -any new North American /, rail system."

-Increasing the Productivity of the Nation's Urban Transportation Infrastructure Measures to Increase Transit Use and Carpooling, U, S. Department of Transportation, January 1992.

Complimentary luncheon: Noon to 1 p.m.
Please call 527-5709, 523-4935
To arrange enough lunches, we request you call in your reservation in advance

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