City won't say how much it spends on the LRT during disruptions

By Elyse Skura, CBC News, August 31, 2023

The City of Ottawa is refusing to tell taxpayers exactly how much they're paying each month to the maintainers of the Confederation Line, citing contract confidentiality.

Rideau Transit Maintenance (RTM) is in charge of ensuring the light rail system runs smoothly through a 30-year contract worth $1 billion. That contract includes maintaining the tracks, stations and fleet of Alstom Citadis Spirit cars — a job it subcontracts to the trainmaker.

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