How did the City of Ottawa forget to tell the Canadian Transportation Agency that it was ripping up railway track on the approaches to the Prince of Wales Bridge? Furthermore, the city is putting a building on part of the approach, again without permission from the CTA.
Making the POW Bridge ready for cross-river transit has been pegged by the city at between $20 million to $40 million. One estimate says replacing the ripped-up track would cost $25 million. Good grief. Why not just put light rail across the span instead of wasting $25 million?
Meanwhile Mayor Jim Watson says using the bridge could cost up to $100 million. Watson doesn’t even know what his own staff has told him.
Time for a serious mayor.
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