This week there were supposed to be 770 OC Transpo buses on the roads of the city but there are only 745 available, according to a memo from transit general manager Alain Mercier.
The transit company is seeing several maintenance setbacks, including “unexpected design deficiencies” on new 60-foot and 40-foot New Flyer buses.
Transpo’s own maintenance staff is too busy to handle all of the work of getting the city’s fleet of 1,020 buses in shape and local garages cannot handle the surplus work, so the company is looking to garages in Montreal and Kingston to help out.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Apparently OC Transpo is having a hard time getting the necessary maintenance work done to meet service resumption benchmarks established after the city's 52-day transit strike. From the Ottawa Citizen: