No honeymoon period for transit commission as council considers latest citizen appointments

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, January 29, 2019

City council is poised to appoint new citizen transit commissioners as the city begins a big year in which it will open the LRT system and try to quell the growing frustration about the resource-stretched bus service.

Out of the 92 applications for the transit commission received by the city, a city hall hiring panel has selected four people it believes will help the oversight body make important decisions about the transit service for the next four years.

Council on Wednesday will be asked to appoint Anthony Carricato, Michael Olsen, Leah Williams and Sarah Wright-Gilbert as citizen transit commissioners, just in time for the 2019 city budget deliberations.

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