Sunday, January 15, 2012

OC Transpo Launches First Class "OC1" Premium Bus Service



Ottawa - After a year of complaints against both its service and public transit conditions, OC Transpo announced today it will be launching an all-new, First Class, preferred service transit option for those wishing to commute or travel throughout the city in high-class style. The announcement of this new, high-end, premium transit option came after months of complaints from transit riders who found the current OC Transpo route service sub-standard. The new First Class service, or "OC1" as it is officially called, will now allow riders to travel in a special bus designed for luxurious comfort with unparalleled customer service.

OC Transpo President Gilles DuMont hails the new transit option as a breakthrough in city transit service, and hopes people will enjoy the increased commitment to comfort and superior customer satisfaction within the new buses. "The new OC1 option will give riders a chance to actually get to their destination on time and without the inconveniences of regular route service, such as staring through a window covered in head grease or side stepping over a pool of vomit." DuMont explained. The OC1 bus service will utilize a fleet of 10 new ultra-luxurious coach class buses imported from Switzerland and feature bone china and silverware meal service, beverage options and hot towel service from a tuxedo clad OC Transpo service attendant.

Reaction to the new OC1 bus service has been positive with over 100 exclusive monthly passes already being sold at $400 each. "I can't wait to hop on these new first class buses and get to work on time while enjoying a mimosa and a shoe shine." responded OC Transpo rider Sheila Burke who commutes daily from Kanata to her downtown office. "Now the smell of soup will actually be from a silver soup dish instead of just being from the smell of the guy in front of me." Burke remarked.

OC1 transit begins Tuesday January 17, with service on all major bus routes except the #94. For more information on this new first class service, contact OC Transpo at 613-842-3600

8 comments:

  1. The funny this is a premium service for this might actually work.

    I know plenty of people who would ride the bus if the seats were sized for regular people and not Romanian gymnasts. And they could get a seat and not be standing, crammed in like sardines. And they didn't have to sit next to "those kind people."

    The profit (yes, I think it could turn a profit) from it could then be funneled into regular 'ole OC Transpo.

    Alas, cries of "elitism" would kill it before it began, so we're stuck with what we have.

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    1. I would ride the bus if it was full of Romanian gymnasts!

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  2. In Argentina, every second bus is a 'premium' bus. You pay two tickets instead of one, but the bus is one of those city-to-city buses (think Greyhound) which has more comfortable seats and air conditioning. And because it's more expensive, it's usually empty.

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    1. "And because it's more expensive, it's usually empty."

      What a great business model for the city! Thanks for contributing!

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  3. These are very insightful comments that pose intersting questions on Elitist Public Transit. Thank you.

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  4. If it's run like the regular service, it would only run about 66% of its scheduled number of routes, be half an hour late if it rains, the driver would have an irresistible attraction to the curb, spilling soup everywhere, and the china would regularly be lost and have to be replaced by stainless steel bought from IKEA.

    OC Transpo, you are outstanding in providing some of the most inefficient transit infrastructure of a capital city in the Western World, I recommend you get your act together before you consider yourselves capable of running a 1st class service.

    P.S. In Argentina, the even the economy buses run on time.

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  5. This is a fabulous idea. But is there a way to reserve a forward facing seat in the dining area? I get motion sick if I sit backwards. Thank you.

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  6. OC has launched a premier bus service that provides fro excellent service

    bus butterworth

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