Independent certifier says LRT isn’t ‘substantially complete’ yet: City of Ottawa memo

By Beatrice Britneff, Global News Ottawa, May 16, 2019

An independent certifier hired by the City of Ottawa and the builder of the $2.1-billion Confederation Line has sided with the city and rejected the Rideau Transit Group’s (RTG) claim that the LRT system is “substantially complete,” according to a memo issued by the city on Wednesday.

A status of “substantial completion” means that construction of the 12.5-kilometre, 13-stop train is finished and the system is effectively ready to go.

“Despite (the certifier’s) assessment, it is important to note that RTG has been continuing work on all areas in an effort to close out issues throughout the Confederation Line system,” the memo continued.

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