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CEO of Rideau Transit Group leaving his post July 10

Peter Lauch has been the CEO since 2018. 
2019-08-23 Lyon Station LRT Ottawa Confederation Line 7
Lyon Station on Ottawa's Confederation Line, August 23, 2019. Mike Vlasveld/

The chief executive officer of the consortium in charge of building and maintaining Ottawa's $2.1 billion Confederation Line is leaving his job.

Peter Lauch's last day will be July 10.

Lauch has been CEO of Rideau Transit Group since 2018, following five years as part of the "RTG senior project management team constructing Ottawa’s light rail transit system."

A statement from the consortium read in part "Peter’s tireless dedication to the project and his forthright transparency with all stakeholders have been hallmarks of his tenure," while adding that partners ACS Infrastructure, Ellis-Don and SNC-Lavalin have "reluctantly accepted Mr. Lauch’s decision."

RTG said a transition plan will be announced shortly.

Lauch said when he accepted the role, his objective was to oversee the transition into revenue service.

"It was always my intention to stay on for the time necessary to complete those undertakings," said Lauch.

The news comes as the Confederation Line is closed at least a week for maintenance, as the City of Ottawa demands Rideau Transit Group fix issues that have affected the light rail system since its launch in September 2019.


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