By Mike O'Reilly and others, Ottawa Citizen Letters to the Editor, March 3, 2018
A glaring omission in train names
Re: Gord Downie, Rocket Richard among winning names for Transpo LRT cars, Feb. 24.
They founded the Ottawa Electric Railway, running streetcars from Britannia to Rockcliffe. The O.E.R. begat the Ottawa Transportation Commission (O.T.C.) which morphed into OC Transpo. There is a clear lineage and not a little irony, connecting the rails now being laid across LeBreton Flats (Ahearn’s birthplace) and the O.E.R.http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/letters/todays-letters-naming-lrt-trains-and-taking-your-bikes-on-them