Key initiatives of the GRT Business Plan 2017-2021:
  • Seamless connections to ION
  • New express routes running on key corridors
  • More frequent service on busy routes
  • More direct routes supporting a grid network
  • Fast and convenient electronic fare payment
  • More comfortable rides, stops and stations

Under the previous plan, we accomplished the following:

  • Launch of ION light rail service and reworking the transit network to connect bus routes to ION.
  • Opened new, improved bus stops at ION stations.
  • Introduction of 205 iXpress Ottawa and 206 iXpress Coronation.
  • Opened new transit stations: Cambridge Centre Station, Fairway Station, Sunrise Centre Station and University of Waterloo Station.
  • Launch of electronic fare payment.
  • Piloted different flexible transit options to serve areas that are difficult to serve with conventional transit.
  • Introduced more hours of service, more frequent service and new weekend service on many routes.

Read the GRT Business Plan 2017-21 (PDF)

View the ION Station Profiles, summarizing land use, active transportation connections, passenger environment and transit connections at each ION station.