Ottawa's $4 Billion Transit Plans

Plans were recently announced for a $4 billion revamping and extension of the public transportation system in Ottawa.

"The city of Ottawa has unveiled its proposal for a revamped and extended mass-transit system that focuses on two light rail lines, buses, and a transit tunnel running east-west under the downtown core."

"If it goes ahead, work could take up to 23 years and cost as much as $3 billion to $4 billion. It would be, by far, the biggest construction project in the city's history."

"The proposal unveiled March 3 contains several options - mostly dealing with emphasis and scheduling - whether the first big push should be the tunnel, for example, or completion of the present bus transitway system, or development of a light rail system."

Full Story: Ottawa’s mass-transit plan could cost $4 billion and take 23 years to finish

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