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OC Transpo remains silent about transit security

Media Date: 16/08/2013
Type of Media: newspaper
Name of Media: The Ottawa Citizen

Interviewer: Derek Spalding

Interviewee: Julie S. Lalonde Role: Director of Hollaback! Ottawa

Article Information

Background After a high-profile sexual assault at the Blair Station, OC Transpo remained dodgy and uncooperative with the media and community groups.
Reason Since Hollaback! Ottawa has been leading a city-wide discussion about street harassment, we were the go-to for comment.
Comment We drove home the importance of addressing safety on transit in February 2013 and OC Transpo has still not proven that their lip service around 'Safety is our number one priority' is accurate.

Clearly, we're not the only ones feeling this way, as the media has kept this issue alive by pointing out OC Transpo's lack of transparency.
Outcome The usual haters and trolls, but hopefully, we're nudging OC Transpo into a direction where they quit dragging their heels and roll up their sleeves.
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Keywords: Hollaback! Ottawa, OC Transpo, sexual assault