Friday, February 6, 2009

Province fast-tracks bus inspections

The Ottawa Sun and the Ottawa Citizen reports today that the Ontario government is doing what it can to get OC Transpo buses back on the road as soon as possible. From the Sun:

Premier Dalton McGuinty said 160 buses will be fast-tracked through the provincial inspections process to speed up the resumption of transit service following the 53-day strike.

More than 280 buses were in need of provincial safety certificates after the strike.


The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has modified the inspection cycle to speed up the process. Essential tests will be conducted before a bus is put back on the road, but the plan allows non-essential tests to be delayed. The first 60 extra buses should be running by Feb. 23.

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