New City memo addressing latest LRT payment debacle only adding to the confusion, city councillors say

By Dani-elle Dubé, 1310 News, February 9, 2020

A new memo from the city manager addressing the confusion surrounding monthly service payments to LRT contractors is not sitting well with some City councillors and commissioners.

The response comes after CBC Ottawa published a report claiming the City had paid Rideau Transit Group (RTG) $4.5 million for September rail maintenance despite claiming otherwise.

According to the memo by Steve Kanellakos that was released Saturday night, the City of Ottawa maintains that it has applied all performance adjustments to RTG payments as outlined under the project agreement to "ensure that the City's rights and interests are preserved."

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