Permit park and ride to open at Ray Friel Centre
Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais and Orléans Councillor Bob Monette are proud to announce that OC Transpo will be establishing a new Permit Park & Ride at the Ray Friel Centre in Orléans.
“This is tremendous news for residents of Orléans and Cumberland,” says Councillor Blais. “Our new Park & Ride will allow more residents to use OC Transpo and get to and from work more easily and help reduce their commute time.”
The new Park & Ride will consist of 28 regular and 2 accessible permit spaces for OC Transpo riders and will provide users access to routes 136 along Tenth Line Road and route 135 and express route 35 along Bottriel Way.
“Orléans has the highest ridership in the City of Ottawa and investments such as this one will help to facilitate the daily commute of our residents”, says Councillor Monette. “These gold spots will be a welcome addition to the Ray Friel Centre and will complement the existing services offered there.”
The Park and Ride will open on Monday, March 3. The permit for the Ray Friel Park & Ride will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis, on February 17 by calling 613-842-3636 ext. 2446 and will cost $23 per month.
Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. For convenience, customers can sign-up for Automatic Renewal, and their credit card will be charged on the 15th of each month.
A Permit guarantees permit holders a parking space on weekdays until 6 p.m. Permits are limited and sold on a first come, first serve basis.
Since 2011 the City of Ottawa has invested more than $2 million in new Park & Ride facilities in Orléans and Cumberland.