Day 1 of real LRT in Ottawa

Not a whole lot to say here, but this feels like a big day in Ottawa! I rode the LRT today just before it ‘officially’ opened, and was surprised and impressed with how normal it all felt!

I’m really excited that my daughter will get to grow up with a real, volume public transit system, something I had in Calgary that proved to be so useful to get me around. The train likely won’t be perfect (no system this complicated ever can be), but it’s such a huge improvement in reliability over buses that I can’t believe it took as long as it did to finally get it up and running.

I’m not sure exactly when I’ll get to take the train to work for the first time (still biking while I can for the time being), but I’m actually looking forward to this winter and getting to commute on the train again!


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