LRT won't be ready to roll until 2019

By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, September 10, 2018

Despite repeated promises that Ottawa's new LRT system would be up and running in 2018, OC Transpo boss John Manconi told city councillors Monday the Confederation Line won't be ready for passengers until early 2019.

The new launch target comes days after the the consortium building the $2.1-billion LRT system informed the city it needed to "carve out" a number of contract requirements in order to meet its Nov. 2 deadline to deliver the light rail system to the city — a request Manconi is recommending councillors reject.

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