RTG refuses to tell taxpayers how they'll finish LRT

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By CBC News Ottawa, September 14, 2018

The consortium building Ottawa's $2.1-billion light-rail system is refusing to publicly release its plan for finishing the project, and Mayor Jim Watson doesn't support the desire of a number of councillors to speak directly to Rideau Transit Group (RTG) officials about it.

The bombshell news earlier this week that RTG won't meet its Nov. 2 deadline for handing the system over to the city stunned some councillors, including transit chair Coun. Stephen Blais, who demanded to know why they weren't told earlier.

Just a few weeks prior, council was sent a memo from the city's rail office that raised no red flags.