Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission TeleTranspo

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Tele Transpo was a premium fare service operated in communities in which regular bus service was not practical, both due to low ridership and the small bus fleet OC Transpo inherited from the OTC. The communities being served varied over time, but included Beacon Hill South, Bells Corners, Blackburn Hamlet, Briargreen, Crystal Bay, Glen Cairn, Kanata, Leslie Park, Mooney's Bay, Orleans, Pineview, Qualilcum, Redwood, and Rothwell Heights. As both the communities and OC Transpo's fleet grew, Tele Transpo service was gradually replaced by regular service, and what finally ended the service was the arrival of the 30' Orion I buses between 1978 and 1983. By 1980, Tele Transpo service disappeared from the OC Transpo system maps, though it continued to be listed as a fare category until 1983.

Revived

In 1982, OC Transpo revived Tele Transpo to serve residents along Grandview Road in Nepean, though without the specialized midibuses or the premium fare, and continued to provide demand-responsive service along the road until 1997, when the service became peak-period only. By the mid-1990s, OC Transpo had retired all of its Orion I buses and the road was being served by 40' buses, often carrying only one passenger at a time, and the driver would need to drive the entire route because the bus only had enough room to turn around at the northern end of the road. Peak-period service along Grandview continues to this day.

OC Transpo also experimented with Tele Transpo service in Rothwell Heights in 1997 and 1998 by providing demand-responsive service on route 123 during evenings and Saturdays. The route was divided into four segments and community residents would call the number and a bus would be dispatched to pick them up. The route would either use cutaway buses or the ElDorado EZ-Rider (#9751). Riders leaving Blair Station simply told the driver their destination upon boarding. However, the service was not popular and was replaced by regular bus service in 1999. [1]

All-Time Roster

 Fleet
Number(s) 
 Thumbnail   Year   Manufacturer   Model   Engine   Transmission   Notes 
9721 1975 Mercedes-Benz O309-D Renumbered 9721 in 1975.
9722-9729 1974 Mercedes-Benz O309-D Renumbered 9722-9729 in 1975.
9731-9742 1973 International/Wayne 1603 Renumbered 9731-9742 in 1975.
9751-9755 1973 Highway Products TC25TO Renumbered 9751-9755 in 1975.
9761-9763 1973 Rek-Vee Club Car
  • Dodge B-24 chassis.
  • Renumbered 9761-9763 in 1975.
9764-9770 1974 Rek-Vee Club Car
  • Dodge B-24 chassis.
  • Renumbered 9764-9770 in 1975.
9771 1973 Rek-Vee Club Car Loaned from UTDC 1973-75 then bought 1975.
9772-9782 1976 Orion Dial-A-Bus Deutz Diesel Dodge RM350 chassis.

References

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Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission (OC Transpo)
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OC Transpo's Fleet
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Buses Active Buses - Retired Buses - Historical/Preserved Buses - Demo Buses - ParaTranspo - TeleTranspo (Dial-a-Ride)
Rail O-Train - Historical/Preserved Rail
Other Service & Support Vehicles
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Transitway Stations
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Southwest Barrhaven Centre - Marketplace - Strandherd - Longfields - Nepean Woods - Fallowfield - Baseline - Iris - Queensway
West Stittsville - Canadian Tire Centre - Terry Fox - Teron - Eagleson East - Eagleson West - Moodie - Bayshore - Pinecrest
Central/Downtown Lincoln Fields - Dominion - Westboro - Tunney's Pasture - Bayview - Lebreton - Bay - Kent - Bank - Metcalfe - Mackenzie King - Laurier - Campus - Lees - Hurdman
Southeast Lycée Claudel - Smyth - Riverside - Pleasant Park - Billings Bridge - Heron - Walkley - Greenboro - South Keys - Airport - Leitrim - Riverview
East Train - St. Laurent - Cyrville - Blair - Jeanne d'Arc - Place d'Orléans - Trim - Millennium
Planned/Cancelled Sherbourne - New Orchard (Ottawa River Parkway) - New Orchard (Byron) - Tallwood
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Rail Stations
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O-Train (Trillium Line) Bayview - Carling - Carleton - Mooney's Bay - Greenboro
Confederation Line (Future) Tunney's Pasture - Bayview - Pimisi - Lyon - Parliament - Rideau - uOttawa - Lees - Hurdman - Tremblay - St. Laurent - Cyrville - Blair
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Rural Park & Rides
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West Carp Rd(Stittsville) - Munster Hamlet - Richmond
South Manotick - Gloucester South - North Gower
East Carlsbad Springs - Vars - Bearbrook - Notre-Dame-des-Champs - Navan - Sarsfield - Cumberland Village
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Garages/Facilities
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Active Belfast Yard (2015-present) - Industrial Garage (September 2010-present) - Merivale Garage (1978-present) - Moodie Yard (2025) - Pinecrest Garage (1976-present) - St. Laurent Garage (September 1960-present) - St. Laurent North Garage (April 1987-present) - Walkley Yard (2001-present) - 875 Belfast - 899 Belfast
Inactive/Closed Champagne Garage (closed June 1979) - Leeds Garage (closed April 1987) - 805 Belfast (closed January 2013)
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Routes
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CURRENT ROUTE CLASSIFICATIONS
O-Train Line 1 - Line 2
Rapid 39 - 45 - 57 - 61-63 - 74-75 - 97-99
Frequent & Local 1-19 - 20-29 - 30-39 - 40-49 - 50-59 - 60-69 - 70-79 - 80-89 - 90-99 - 110-119 - 130-139 - 140-149 - 150-159 - 160-169 - 170-179 - 180-189 - 190-199
Connexion 220-229 - 230-239 - 250-259 - 260-269 - 270-279 - 280-289 - 290-299
Shopper 301-305
Events (Canadian Tire Centre) 404-406
Events (TD Place/Landsdowne) 450-452 - 454-456
Rural partner 500-599
School 5-199 - 600-699
Employee shuttles 900-999


INACTIVE ROUTE CLASSIFICATIONS
Regular & Regular Limited Service 1-19 - 20-29 - 30-39 - 40-49 - 50-59 - 64 & 66 - 80-89 - 91-93 & 96 - 100-109 - 110-119 - 120-129 - 130-139 - 140-149 - 150-159 - 160-169 - 170-179 - 180-189 - 190-199
Peak Period 6 - 10 - 11 - 13 - 15 - 19 - 24 - 29 - 40-49 - 50-51 - 55-57 - 67 - 82 - 86 - 102-103 - 107-108 - 119 - 133 - 136 - 140 - 155 - 157-158 - 162-163 - 167 - 169 - 179 - 180-189 - 190-199
Express 20-29 - 30-39 - 45 - 59 - 60-66 - 68-69 - 70-78 - 90
Rural Express & Shopper 200-205 - 221-222 - 228 - 245 - 261-263 - 283 - 296
CommuniBus 306 - 316 - 356
O-Train & Peak Period Connector 700-799
Early morning 800-899
Shuttle Routes Amberwood, Manotick, Stittsville and West Ridge
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Bus stops
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By 560-1000 number 0000-0999 - 1000-1999 - 2000-2999 - 3000-3999 - 4000-4999 - 5000-5999 - 6000-6999 - 7000-7999 - 8000-8999 - 9000-9999
By Street A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - Y - Z
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Services in Gatineau
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Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO)