City reviewing independent certifier's decision on LRT 'completion'

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, May 13, 2019

The city didn’t say by the end of the afternoon Monday if an independent certifier agrees with the Rideau Transit Group that the $2.1-billion Confederation Line is “substantially complete.”

The city’s transportation general manager, John Manconi, said last Friday that, in the city’s eyes, the LRT system wasn’t finished, even though RTG submitted paperwork suggesting the company reached substantial completion. He said the certifier was to make a decision by 4 p.m. Monday.

Kim MacEwen, the city’s manager of business support services in the transportation department, said the certifier would be submitting a recommendation by “end of day” Monday and that once the city receives the information staff would conduct a review before providing an update.

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