Transit commissioners feeling optimistic with change of leadership at LRT consortium

By Ted Raymond, CTV News Ottawa, June 23, 2020

OTTAWA -- The chair of Ottawa's transit commission says he is feeling more optimistic now than he was before, upon hearing the CEO of the consortium that built and maintains the Confederation Line is stepping down.

Rideau Transit Group (RTG) announced Monday that Peter Lauch would step down as CEO of both RTG and its maintenance branch, Rideau Transit Maintenance (RTM) effective July 10, 2020.

His departure comes at a time when the entire Confederation Line is closed for extensive maintenance to rectify issues that have troubled the line since shortly after its launch nine months ago.

(...)Hubley would not say there was a failure of leadership at RTG, but admitted he's got a better outlook for the future.

"Let's put it this way: I'm a little more optimistic today than I was yesterday," he said. "Change is always good and I look forward to more progress on this because our riders have been more than patient. It's time to get this done."

(...)Councillors open to months-long closure

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