City happy with LRT construction, not making 'rider ready' guarantee for fall

By 1310 News, July 3, 2018

The Rideau Transit Group is expected to hand over the finished light rail project in November, but city officials say a date given months ago, isn't iron clad.

Four months ahead of the hand-over date for the City of Ottawa's LRT Confederation Line, the head of transportation will not promise that the system will be "rider ready" by its current November 2 deadline.

On 1310 NEWS' The Rick Gibbons Show, Transportation Manager John Manconi touted construction progress, highlighting a number major milestones that the $2.1-billion project has achieved -- including a train running under full automated control -- but he refused to say the November date is "iron-clad"

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