Transit Commission


Meeting #:
Champlain Room, 110 Laurier Avenue West, and by electronic participation
  • Chair Glen Gower, 
  • Vice-Chair Cathy Curry, 
  • Councillor Riley Brockington, 
  • Councillor Marty Carr, 
  • Councillor David Hill, 
  • Councillor Jeff Leiper, 
  • Councillor Wilson Lo, 
  • Councillor Shawn Menard, 
  • and Councillor Tim Tierney 

Notices and meeting information are attached to the agenda and minutes, including: availability of simultaneous interpretation and accessibility accommodations; in camera meeting procedures; information items not subject to discussion; personal information disclaimer for correspondents and public speakers; notices regarding minutes; and hybrid participation details.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Except where otherwise indicated, reports requiring Council consideration will be presented to Council on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, in Transit Commission Report 9.

The deadline to register by phone to speak, or submit written comments or visual presentations is 4 pm on Friday, November 10, 2023, and the deadline to register to speak by email is 8:30 am on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

These “Summary Minutes” indicate the disposition of items and actions taken at the meeting. This document does not include all of the text that will be included in the full Minutes, such as the record of written and oral submissions. Recorded votes and dissents contained in the Summary Minutes are draft until the full Minutes of the meeting are confirmed by the Committee. The draft of the full Minutes (for confirmation) will be published with the agenda for the next regular Committee meeting and, once confirmed, will replace this document.

No Declarations of Interest were filed.

File No. ACS2023-FCS-FSP-0016 – City-wide 

The draft budget was tabled at the Council meeting of November 8, 2023. The Transit Commission’s report on the draft budget will be considered by Council at its meeting of December 6, 2023.

  • Recommendation 

    That the Transit Commission consider the relevant portions of the 2024 Operating and Capital Budgets and make recommendations to Council sitting in Committee of the Whole to be held December 6, 2023.

  • Motion No. TTC2023-09-01
    Moved byR. Brockington

    WHEREAS the 2024 Draft Operating and Capital Budget documents for the Transit Commission were circulated and published after being tabled at Council on November 8, 2023, which was after the Transit Commission agenda publication date; 

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that, pursuant to Subsection 89(3) of the Procedure By-law, the Transit Commission add the budget documents to the Agenda.

  • Motion No. TTC2023-09-02

    WHEREAS a fare freeze would generate approximately 300,000 resident trips on average in 2024 and create new long-term ridership; and,

    WHEREAS creating long term ridership has positive impacts for the service and will reduce traffic congestion, saving the city operational funds; and, 

    WHEREAS OC Transpo ridership levels have been stagnant or in decline for several years outside of COVID-19 lockdowns; and, 

    WHEREAS OC Transpo is proposing a reduction in bus service hours; and, 

    WHEREAS LRT continues to operate at a reduced capacity; and, 

    WHEREAS Ottawa transit riders should not continue to face fare hikes in the context of reduced and inadequate transit service; and,

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Transit Commission recommends Council freeze transit fares in the 2024 budget through a 1% increase to the transit levy.

  • Amendment:
    Motion No. TTC2023-09-03

    BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Menard motion be referred to the City Council meeting of December 6, 2023.


    Councillor Leiper dissenting.

  • Motion No. TTC2023-09-04

    BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Transit Commission recommend that Council, sitting as Committee of the Whole, approve the Transit Commission 2024 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets, as follows:

    1. Transit Services as follows:
      1. User fees (pages 7-8);
      2. Operating Resource Requirement (page 6); 
    2. Transit Commission Capital Budget (page 9, individual projects listed on pages 16-36).
    For (7)G. Gower, T. Tierney, R. Brockington, C. Curry, D. Hill, M. Carr, and W. Lo
    Against (2)J. Leiper, and S. Menard
    Carried (7 to 2)

File No. ACS2023-OCC-CCS-0151 – City-wide

  • Report Recommendation(s)

    That the Transit Commission receive this report for information.


There were no in camera items.

There were no Inquiries.

There was no other business.

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 14, 2023.

The meeting adjourned at 4:11 pm.

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