Quotes and notes from the Stittsville election debate on Rogers

By Devyn Barrie, StittsvilleCentral, September 6, 2018

(...)On transit

GOWER: “We’ve seen light rail going out to Orléans, we’ve seen bus rapid transit go out to Barrhaven, and Stittsville and Kanata always seem to be lagging behind. I would have expected a much stronger role from the west-end councillors, including Coun. Qadri, to advocate for transit to Stittsville and Kanata sooner (than 2031).”

QADRI: “I was fantastically ecstatic when I heard and found out that LRT is coming to Stittsville… All three west-end councillors (Allan Hubley and Marianne Wilkinson) worked very diligently in order to get an environmental assessment for LRT to come out to Kanata and Stittsville. We got that environmental assessment complete and will be moving forward in the next term of council… If the financing comes through sooner we’ve already had the mayor come and talk to us and say we could build it sooner (than 2031).”

(Gower also noted that more than 30 per cent of morning 262 bus runs are late. Qadri says buses are running late because of construction downtown related to LRT.)


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