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LRT PHASE 1 总投资2.57B， 25.7亿加币，前后历时7年，推迟运营1年左右，现在又要ROLL BACK 公交， 市政府在公共管理的可信度危矣。 这等混乱，会影响到LRT PHASE 2, PHASE 3还是否能拿到省府的资金。个人掐算目前直接和LRT挂钩的概念的曾经受益方会受到影响，RIVERSIDE SOUTH， ORLEAN 和 KANATA所有和PHASE 3沾边的项目未来溢价估值要有很大调整。
The Confederation Line (French: Ligne de la Confédération) is a light rail line of the O-Train light rail network operated by OC Transpo in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Confederation Line opened on September 14, 2019; it is the second O-Train line opened, operating on an east to west route to complement the north to south Trillium Line. Using light rail rolling stock and technology (e.g. pantograph electrical pickup from overhead catenary rather than a third rail), the Confederation Line is completely grade separated.
The project was approved by the Ottawa City Council and the contract was awarded in December 2012. Construction began in 2013. Mayor Jim Watson announced that the line would open on September 14, 2019. At a cost of just over $2.1 billion, it was the largest infrastructure project awarded in the history of the city before being surpassed by the Stage 2 extension of the line which will cost $2.57 billion.
LRT nightmare launch exposes bitter divisions on transit commission and city council
An east-bound OTrain pulls in to Rideau Station on the Confederation Line of the Light Rail Transit system in Ottawa, ON.
Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:58AM EDT
Ottawa’s new and failing LRT system has become an all consuming nightmare for commuters, transit planners and politicians, and there is no end in sight.
On Tuesday alone, the Chair of the Transit Commission Allan Hubley was accused of trying to gag fellow commissioners, Councillor Carol Anne Meehan blasted Mayor Jim Watson on 580 CFRA for being invisible on the most pressing issue the city has faced in years, and Sarah Wright-Gilbert, the citizen Transit Commissioner released a blistering statement saying she would not stay quiet or “toe the party line” as OC Transpo continues to falter.
None of that includes any of the countless complaints that continue to flood in from commuters, about overcrowded, late or stalled buses and trains.
Hubley began the day with a long and extraordinary email to fellow transit commissioners, scolding them for disparaging the system in public.
“The damage that comments about our employees and the transit system as a whole that are being made in the media and on social media are not helping the situation”, Hubley wrote. “We will not subject our employees to a public meeting to be attacked”.
Late Tuesday night, the volunteer citizen Commissioner, Wright-Gilbert, released her response, lashing back at Hubley.
“To say that comments made in the media and on social media are destroying ridership confidence in the system is appalling...and personally distressing”, she wrote. Wright-Gilbert reminded Hubley her role is to keep OC Transpo accountable and that she won’t stay quiet. “I will not sacrifice my personal ideals to toe the party line.”
On top of all this, Gloucester-South Nepean Councillor Carol Anne Meehan accused Mayor Jim Watson of being invisible on the issue, speaking on Ottawa Now with Evan Solomon on Newstalk 580CFRA.
“I just want to ask where is Mayor Watson on this”, Meehan asked. “He’s the first one there when there is good news to share. But Jim has been absent on this issue”.
My statement regarding the events of today. Please note that I will not be commenting on this matter any further. I have relayed the statement below to the Transit Commission Chair and consider this matter closed.
8:19 PM - Oct 29, 2019
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· Oct 29, 2019
"I want the mayor to stand up and be the face of this issue right now," says @MeehanCarolAnne, speaking to @EvanLSolomon about LRT issues.
"Where is he? Where is the mayor on this?" @JimWatsonOttawa #OttNews
"Where is mayor Watson on this? Where is the mayor? He's the first one there when there's good news to share but Jim has been absent on this issue and he's put Councillor Hubley out in front," @MeehanCarolAnne tells @EvanLSolomon. #OttNews #OttCity
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