In April, we will complete the conversion on busy express routes to double-decker buses. Schedule changes will be made on Route #66 to take into account the higher capacity of double-decker buses as they replace articulated buses on some trips. Although there will be fewer trips on the new schedules, sufficient capacity will be maintained on all routes to meet observed ridership levels.
A new trip will be added on Route #96A from the Scotiabank Place park and ride late in the morning peak period.
Additional capacity will be provided using higher capacity buses on busy trips on Route #61. The city will continue to monitor ridership, particularly on rapid transit Route #96, to examine possible capacity increases later in 2013.
WEEK IN REVIEW:
I joined with Councillor Maria McRae in hosting a pizza fundraiser for D.I.F.D at City Hall. Thanks to the donation of pizzas by Gabriel’s Pizza, and the generous gift of 1 dollar per pizza sold on February 27, we raised over $5,000 for Do It For Daron. This money will go to The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, and help raise awareness to end the stigma surrounding youth mental health.
On March 1, I attended a special assembly on bullying at John Young Elementary School. It was a pleasure to see Ottawa based MC Peter Joynt, a great entertainer and strong advocate against bullying.
Thank you to everyone who attended my third annual Women’s Day Celebration last night. I would like to thank my guest speaker Dr. Kellie Leitch, musical guest Gail Gavan and her band, and MC Sandy Sharkey. It was great to have such a wonderful turnout, and to celebrate that with role models like Dr. Leitch, Gail Gavan, and Sandy Sharkey there are no limits to what can be achieved.
April 6, 2013 – Community Breakfast: I will be hosting a community breakfast at Don Cherry’s Bar and Grill featuring celebrated journalist and Sun TV personality Brian Lilley as a guest speaker. The cost will be $15.00 per person with all net proceeds being donated to the Kanata Food Cupboard. The breakfast will go from 9:00-11:00am.
March 18-April 14, 2013 – Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool: The KLC will be closed for scheduled annual maintenance. Work will be done on the building as well as the pool itself. This process is done every year to ensure that all city facilities are up the high standards we all expect, while continuing to prioritize the safety of residents above all.
Spring – Eagleson Road: I have requested a “Pedestrians Ahead” warnings signs facing northbound and southbound traffic on Eagleson Road approaching Romina Street/Emerald Meadows development. Due to winter conditions, I would not expect these signs to be installed until early spring.
WORKING FOR KANATA SOUTH:
It is my privilege to serve as your Councillor and to be a strong voice for your family at City Hall. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email: Allan.Hubley@ottawa.ca. You can also visit my website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23.