By Marc-André Roy, Ottawa Citizen, March 1, 2019
Ottawa city councillors are being asked to approve the contract for the $4.66-billion Phase 2 LRT project by March 6.
Notwithstanding ongoing efforts to secure the provincial $1.2-billion share of the project, it was revealed in a technical briefing last week that the cost of the project is more than $1 billion over the original target – owing in part to a longer than anticipated construction schedule and higher than expected construction costs
(...)There is a smarter way. A 2017 study commissioned by four city councillors points to potential options to simultaneously promote transit use and reduce road congestion, while raising funding for important infrastructure projects such as the Phase 2 LRT project..https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/roy-heres-a-smarter-way-to-help-fund-phase-2-of-ottawas-lrt