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Category: Transportation

City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT reach financial close on Stage 2 Trillium Line south extension

Ottawa – Today, the City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT reached financial close on the Stage 2 Trillium Line south extension. This milestone was achieved following the execution of the transfer payment agreements with both the federal and provincial governments earlier this week, securing a total $2.366 billion contribution to Ottawa’s Stage 2 LRT Project. Stage 2 will extend the O-Train network farther south, east, and west, adding approximately 44 kilometres of new rail and 24…
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Ontario Government Announces Investment in Ottawa LRT

OTTAWA — Ontario’s government is working for the people to make commutes shorter, relieve congestion and build better transit faster. Today, Premier Doug Ford and Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation, announced that the Ontario government will provide the City of Ottawa with a maximum of $1.208 billion to build the Ottawa Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.  “Building a quality transit system is a big step forward in making sure Ottawa is open for…
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City holds technical briefing on Stage 2 LRT and the Preferred Proponents

Ottawa – City of Ottawa officials held a technical briefing today to outline the results on the Stage 2 LRT procurement. The technical briefing was accompanied by a report that outlines the results of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for Council approval. The report will go to Committee of the Whole for consideration on February 27 to hear public delegations on this matter, and Council on March 6. Once approved, construction will begin in…
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City and LRT partners install last piece of rail of O-Train Confederation Line

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson was joined today by Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Ottawa West—Nepean, to secure the final piece of track on the O-Train Confederation Line. Participating dignitaries began the event by paying tribute to Canada’s history. Standing in front of the iconic 1885 image showing the driving…
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City secures funding to extend O-Train Trillium Line to the heart of Riverside South

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson was joined today by The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Ottawa West—Nepean, to announce provincial funding for the proposed O-Train Trillium Line extension from Earl Armstrong/Bowesville Station to Limebank Road as part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The Province of Ontario is committing $50 million to fund the anticipated $80M cost of the 3.4 kilometre extension from Earl Armstrong/Bowesville Station to a…
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