Mayor Larry wants to move the Voyageur/Greyhound bus station out to the east end, where the train station is. He says it’s because “a transportation hub combining train, buses and the city’s proposed light-rail transit would be good for all parties and would benefit Ottawa residents and visitors.”
This explanation doesn’t make sense to me.
People take either the bus or the train on a single trip, not both, so I don’t see any advantage to having them in the same place. Having “a transportation hub” with all of the modes of transportation located together in the east end makes as much sense as having an “education hub” with all the city’s schools located together in the east end.
When I travel, I usually take the bus because the bus station is more accessible and cheaper to get to than the train station. Those of us who travel by bus tend not to have cars, so keeping the bus station in a central, accessible location makes sense.
In Owl News:
When Phoebe the hummingbird abandoned her nest, I started watching Molly the Barn Owl instead. It was a weird transition from watching a sweet little hummingbird who eats nectar and hovers and lives in a nest the size of a golf ball, to watching a big freaky owl who eats rats and lives in a box lined with regurgitated rabbit fur and keeps a stack of half-eaten carcasses beside her. But Molly has grown on me, and now I think she’s adorable.
I love it when she stands up on her spindly legs and looks around. An owl’s eyes can’t move, so they have to turn their head in order to look around. GC does a hilarious imitation of Molly the Owl.
Molly the Owl’s first owlet hatched a couple of days ago. It’s name is Max and it’s pretty cute with its big floppy head and cute little wings. There are four more eggs, and I think the next one is due to hatch today or tomorrow.