'I am concerned': City and mayor skeptical RTG can meet LRT handover deadline

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, February 12, 2019

Despite assurances from Rideau Transit Group the $2.1-billion rail line is on track to meet its handover deadline on March 31, the mayor and the city’s transportation head don’t believe it, raising the possibility that the LRT will miss a third construction deadline.

The schism between supplier and customer was revealed Tuesday during a meeting of council’s finance and economic development committee, with the head of RTG telling the mayor and councillors that the consortium can meet the handover date, and the city’s transportation boss saying he doesn’t buy it.

“I am concerned about March 31,” transportation general manager John Manconi said.


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