New transit commission chair Hubley prepares for LRT transition

By Trevor Oattes, Ottawa Citizen, December 14, 2018

The new chair of the city’s transit commission says he’s ready to dig in for consultations with fellow city councillors, and transit users, as the LRT issues in a new era for public transportation in the region.

With the $2.1-billion LRT project now expected to launch by the end of March, after two delays in 2018, the pressure will be on Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley to see it succeed.

Hubley was appointed to the position — in charge of the body that oversees OC Transpo and Para Transpo — earlier this week, succeeding Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais.

And he will be overseeing an interesting, and likely challenging, transition as customers begin commuting on electrified trains.

Hubley said he intends to navigate the high-profile nature of the job by assessing the needs of each ward and the city as a whole.

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