Ottawa's $4 Billion Transit Plans

<p>Plans were recently announced for a $4 billion revamping and extension of the public transportation system in Ottawa.</p>
March 12, 2008, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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"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."

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Published on Monday, March 10, 2008 in Daily Commercial News and Construction Record
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