By Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen, July 22, 2019
Construction and testing of the $2.1-billion Confederation Line project are “effectively complete” the consortium behind the overdue project has told the city — for the second time.
The substantive completion notice, received by the city on Monday, signifies that Rideau Transportation Group (RTG) “is of the opinion that the project has advanced to the point where construction and testing is effectively complete,” John Manconi, the city’s general manager of transportation services, told councillors and the transit commission Monday in a memo.
“This applies to all fixed components (stations, rail, etc.) and vehicles, and means that there is no restriction on the city’s public use of the system.”
The city has five days to provide its opinion to an independent certifier as to whether all the conditions have been met. Pending the city’s decision, the certifier has another five days to determine whether RTG has satisfied the conditions.https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/confederation-line-effectively-complete-says-rideau-transit-group-but-weve-heard-that-before