By Lesley McKay, StittsvilleCentral, March 22, 2019
Today, the City of Ottawa received a maximum of $1.208 billion to build the Ottawa Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project from the Province of Ontario.
Premier Ford visited Ottawa to make this announcement. “Building a quality transit system is a big step forward in making sure Ottawa is open for business and open for jobs,” said Ford. “The people of this great city deserve a world-class transportation system that gets both them and the economy moving. This investment puts people first.”
“I am very appreciative that the Government of Ontario is investing with us to make Stage 2 LRT a reality for the residents of Ottawa,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “Stage 2 will extend our LRT network to communities farther east, west and south. It will bring 77 per cent of Ottawa residents within five kilometres of fast, efficient, clean and reliable rail service.”https://stittsvillecentral.ca/lrt-one-station-stop-away-from-stittsville/