City hammers RTG performance in notice of LRT contract failure

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By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen, March 16, 2020

Rideau Transit Group didn’t deliver the required number of trains for 25 consecutive rush-hour periods in January and badly flunked other basic performance standards, the City of Ottawa said in a blistering letter released Friday.

The so-called “notice of default” — a legal step triggering a process to potentially end the contract — lays out the major shortcomings in RTG’s 30-year contractual obligation to maintain and run Ottawa’s $2.1-billion light-rail system.

It also makes another devastating allegation: that RTG misrepresented itself as a consortium that was competent to maintain and run a new light-rail system intended to carry as many as 20,000 passengers per hour.

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