Adam: There's no excuse for lack of transparency on Ottawa's LRT plan

By Mohammed Adam, Ottawa Citizen, February 15, 2018

The light rail construction delay saga roiling the city is a classic example of how things can go wrong when government cloaks itself in secrecy and becomes less accountable.

After a storm of criticism over how the city allowed the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) to escape payment of a $1-million penalty for missing its original May 24 handover date of the $2.1-billion LRT project, the city manager sent a memo to councillors Wednesday detailing how the contract protects taxpayers from cost overruns.

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