Gatineau Gets On Board With LRT Bridge


Momentum is starting to increase on using the Prince of Wales Bridge as a commuter route.

Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin says a light-rail line could be connected to a transit line from Aylmer across the Ottawa River span.

The estimated cost of putting LRT on the bridge as well as pedestrian and bike lanes is $40 million.

If Gatineau threw in $10 million, the federal government $10 million and the two provinces $5 million each, that leaves Ottawa’s share at $10 million.

To put this in perspective, Ottawa’s share would be about one-third of the amount of money being spent on Ottawa 2017.

Sure wish we had that extra $1.4 billion back that has been overspent on the light-rail project. That would pay for about 14 overpasses to grade-separate roads to Barrhaven over the Via Rail line where six people were killed.

And maybe if there were change, a paltry $10 million to extend the light-rail line to Gatineau of the Prince of Wales Bridge.



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One thought on “Gatineau Gets On Board With LRT Bridge

  1. Too late … and might not happen considering out of all the levels of government, Ottawa is the biggest moocher.


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