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October 05, 2006

O-Train should stay in Ottawa!

Brian writes...
I keep hearing the city stating that the proposed LRT is the only option for fast effiecient transit in the city to solve the traffic woes but that is completely not true. Part of the agreement with the city and siemens states that once construction begins on the electric LRT, The talents are going to be put for sale. I was wondering should the propose LRT not go ahead, will the current DMU O-Train continue to run? Are there any options looking forward to expand the O-Train perhaps as south as Letrim? and possibly the airport?
Hello Brian,

Thank you for taking the time to write us. You may not be surprised to hear that we share the same concerns you do. The on July 12th City Council instructed staff to sell the Talents as soon as their proposed project gets funding approval, for delivery shortly after April 1st 2007. This is no April Fools joke. We have been told from OC Transpo executives that there is considerable buyer interest, so they expect a sale to be quick and final.

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