City considers raiding other budgets to fix transit problems

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, November 13, 2019

Budgets of other city departments could be raided to fix a troubled public transit system plagued by the unreliable LRT system in what would have been an unfathomable scenario a year ago when city hall was giddy about launching the $2.1-billion Confederation Line.

Now it seems city management is scouring every corner of city hall for extra funds to bolster a transit system whose two-month-old cutting-edge rail system is, shockingly, rickety.

“We are dealing with an unknown situation here,” said Coun. Allan Hubley, chair of the transit commission, on Wednesday.