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Plan to fix Ottawa LRT problems expected on mayor's desk today

Tuesday is the deadline for the Rideau Transit Group to have come up with a plan to fix a number of issues which have plagued the light rail transit system.
2019-08-23 Lyon Station LRT Ottawa Confederation Line 7
Lyon Station on Ottawa's Confederation Line, August 23, 2019. Mike Vlasveld/

The Rideau Transit Group (RTG) has just hours before it's expected to submit its plan to fix the problems with the City of Ottawa's light rail system. 

City council issued a  notice of default to RTG on March 10, giving the group to the end of the month to  have a plan in place. 

Mayor Jim Watson told 1310 NEWS' The Rob Snow Show on Tuesday, while the COVID-19 crisis has impacted most businesses, he still expects the plan on his desk. 

"Some of their staff have had to go back overseas, but our staff were very firm that [RTG was] to deliver that recovery plan by the end of [Tuesday, March 31]."

The Mayor said he expects to be briefed on the file at some point Tuesday. 

On March 9, Watson explained that RTG had "dramatically exceeded" the number of allowable failures under their contract over the first six months that the trains were in service.


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