City hall blog: Mayor Watson says LRT still ‘on budget,’ despite extra work and costs
Ottawa Citizen

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, September 6, 2016

The $2.1-billion Confederation Line LRT is still “on budget,” even though the city has added incremental work to the project, Mayor Jim Watson said Tuesday.

The city will spend millions more on the first phase of LRT, since the feds have offered to pay half of the costs of some extra projects.

“I wasn’t going to turn down $156 million in federal dollars for projects, and as you know, a good portion of those dollars are for Phase 2,” Watson told reporters after a budget update for the finance and economic development committee.

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