New OC Transpo R1 buses running up a big tab: $95,000 per week

By Jenn Pritchard, 1310 News, December 3, 2019

The buses that were added to the OC Transpo fleet as a back up solution for light rail issues, are running up a hefty tab.

General Manager of Transportation John Manconi revealed that these 20 R1 buses are costing the city $95,000 per week. However, he did explain that these costs will be covered by the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) as part of their contract.

The city has been witholding payment from RTG for months, to help recoup the costs associated with Confederation Line issues.

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