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

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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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