Friends of the O-Train

Friends of the O-Train is transit group composed of a number of community leaders, rail and transit experts, and concerned taxpayers. Our goal has been to present practical rapid transit options for the National Capital Region, for open discussion with anyone.
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By 1 vote, Council approves $145M for busways, garage

This motion passed by 1 vote yesterday.

This may kill all the EAs, including Interprovincial.

This also waves goodbye to Ottawa's share needed to attract the $400 million Federal and Provincial money and makes a mockery of the Mayor's task force.

The bus garage alone will cost more than the entire O-Train project.

This report was not provided to Committee or the public in advance of the meeting.

Transit Committee knows that the Federal and Provincial money is still on the table (as per letters from Baird and Jim Watson). However staff insisted that the provincial money was only available for the original north-south project.

This action must be reconsidered by council.