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Trashy's World: Let’s call this a Thursday rant…

(… well, technically I am writing this on Wednesday night but it won’t pop up till tomorrow..) Rant # 1 – People on social media who make a fulltime job of bitching and complaining about everything. Like, EVERYTHING! A sampling from a… . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Let’s call this a Thursday rant…

Trashy's World: So, OC Transpo…

… when did it become OK to allow Christian proselytizing on your buses? I find this offensive: And just a couple of ad slots along is yet another ad for a church in Kanata! What gives? As I recall, there was quite a to-do when (if I recall correctly) the Canadian Freethought Association wanted to . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: So, OC Transpo…

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

First, I am sorrow-filled for yet another young person who has taken their own life because of bullying. The message that bullying is not acceptable and can have disastrous impacts – well, it’s not getting through. Not well enough, anyhow. As a Dad, this is becoming increasingly difficult to watch. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… So the City of . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany…

Trashy's World: OC Transpo… stay classy

This incident where an OC Transpo driver refused to stop and let off a mom who was accidentally separated from her child is almost too appalling to be true. But considering the number of witnesses and the fact that the police are involved, I suspect it may be. I can see where a parent could . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: OC Transpo… stay classy

Trashy's World: Presto- here’s the thing…

… as one of my somewhat disloyal readers has pointed out, proximity payment has been around for a while. Quite a while. So what happened with Presto? Please. Explain this to me. Help me understand. (2) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: Presto! Like magic, it’s gone!!!

Well, sort of. I don’t want to rag on this – plenty of naysayers will do that in fulsome manners, I reckon. But I really do have to wonder why there was an elaborate pre-rollout without first knowing that the systems did indeed work. Bizarre. At least there is a bit of a silver lining . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Presto! Like magic, it’s gone!!!

Trashy's World: Things are still messed up…

… in Prestoland! And it’s looking more and more like I may be able to use my EcoPass a little bit longer than I thought! Which is important to me as the service generally sucks – especially during the afternoon rush – and I don’t agree with paying more for a substandard product and having . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Things are still messed up…

Trashy's World: Glitches in the new Presto transit cards…

… are forcing OC Transpo to delay the handout of the cards by at least 10 days to do some more testing. To me, this is good news. Hopefully there will be even more glitches and I’ll be able to use my EcoPass a little bit longer. Officials with the city and the province’s transit . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Glitches in the new Presto transit cards…

Trashy's World: The elimination of the ECOPASS program…

… might turn me back to my car as my way to get to work… Flawed logic alert here folks: Termination of the ECOPASS program The introduction of PRESTO will allow former ECOPASS holders to customize their travel experience while providing the convenience and flexibility to purchase as many months of transit service as they . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: The elimination of the ECOPASS program…

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

… in like a lion edition… I have, so far, stayed away from saying a lot about the ongoing car accident going by the name of Robo-gate, phonescam, etc. Final determinations of blame and guilt have yet to happen. Here is what we do know. Something did happen in Guelph. The RCMP and Elections Canada . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany…

Trashy's World: I’m surprised that this…

…hasn’t happened before. Sightline-wise, it’s a helluva bad spot for buses coming on to the westbound Transitway. They do have to nose out to see if the way is clear in both directions if intending to get to the eastbound lanes of the Transitway. Add this to the high rate of speed of some busses . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: I’m surprised that this…

Trashy's World: Just a thought…

…but seeing that there is so much empty ad space on OC Transpo busses, why doesn’t the City offer the space to charities, community associations and not for profits to advertise their services or fundraisers? These are group that normally would not be able to afford this primo ad space and could certainly benefit from . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Just a thought…

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

So Harper is acting all smug and tough in Davos, isn’t he? Although short on details, Mr. Harper’s speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday made clear the sweep of his ambition. He will change how Canadians finance their retirement. He will overhaul the immigration system. He will make oil and . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany…

Trashy's World: OC Transpo greediness…

…and indefensible position on the use of bus GPS data is getting more print space. Good article. C’mon Mercier! Get with the program! Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany

OC Transpo wants to keep the GPS data all to themselves – it’s all about the money! The head of OC Transpo told Ottawa’s transit commission the transit provider didn’t want to make information about bus locations and other data open to the public until it could determine how much money could be made using . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany

Trashy's World: Way to go, OC Transpo!

What a great idea! As reported by the O dot, Ottawa’s bus service will soon included an executive fleet! I’ll like not having to step over the vomit while exiting the 95 at Hurdman! OC Transpo President Gilles DuMont hails the new transit option as a breakthrough in city transit service, and hopes people will . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Way to go, OC Transpo!

Trashy's World: Public transportation…

… Bus version… Barbados buses versus OCTranspo. Based on recent experience. There are 3 types of buses to take in Barbados: the full-sized buses that we have here in Ottawa (no A/C though), smaller versions of said buses… and minivans whose sole goals seem to be to cram as many peeps as possible into the . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Public transportation…

Trashy's World: Something I just don’t “get”…

… is why OC Transpo just doesn’t “get” why it has an image problem. Put aside singing drivers, yelling drivers, drivers on phones, etc. for a sec and just consider scheduling. This should be fairly simple. After thousands of runs, you’d think that the gurus who work for Mr. Mercier should have a handle on . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Something I just don’t “get”…

knitnut.net: The fusses on the buses

Things have been a little crazy on the city buses lately.

First there was the driver who was videotaped shouting, swearing and intimidating the student. (If you haven’t seen that video yet, here it is).

Then there was the driver of the #5 who, when challenged by a frustrated customer for arriving 40 . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: The fusses on the buses

Trashy's World: Really? Seriously? OC Transpo is whining again?

This guy has gall. And is about as arrogant as one can get. Way to build positive relations, you idiot! For the record, I have ridden these buses for more than 14 years. And only once have I seen an incident where a driver was verbally abused by a customer. Only once. However, I have . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Really? Seriously? OC Transpo is whining again?

Trashy's World: OC Transpo, why dost thou…

…sucketh so mightily? I have been keeping a log of OC Transpo misfires over the past little while. And I guess it’s time to publish them. For the record, I didn’t log those trips that were only a minute or two late… no need to b… . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: OC Transpo, why dost thou…

Blunt Objects: Garry Queale Says Video of Bus Driver Threatening Autistic Man Is "Inconclusive"

If you have yet to see the video of an OC Transpo bus driver yelling at and threatening an autistic man named Matthew Taronno, you need to see it. It’s posted at the end of this post.This is, obviously, something that offends almost every person who ev… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Garry Queale Says Video of Bus Driver Threatening Autistic Man Is "Inconclusive"