Transit services in Gatineau and Ottawa affect both riders and non-riders, notably in the downtown cores. In order to better integrate transit services and promote ridership, the National Capital Commission conducted the Interprovincial Transit Strategy. The Strategy is a collaborative effort led by the National Capital Commission (NCC), and funded in partnership with Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) and the City of Ottawa, with participation by the City of Gatineau.
Gatineau and Ottawa together form the National Capital Region, which shares community and economic ties independent of their geographic borders. As both the Ontario and Quebec sides of the region undergo population and employment growth, the Strategy identifies solutions to move people more easily and efficiently in and through city cores, and explore the challenges and opportunities of our current and future transit systems in delivering an interprovincial service.
The Study report recommends strategies and actions to collaboratively move toward more continuous and connected interprovincial transit in the short, medium and long terms. The study process included extensive consultations with stakeholders and the public.
This study was in response to the clear need for strategic direction that increases the benefits, efficiency and relevance of interprovincial transit through a more integrated, connected and continuous network.
Joint Interprovincial Transit Integration Strategic Planning Study