“I’ve actually been looking around to see if we can get a model train of this model of Alstom Citadis vehicle. There are some toy companies that have other versions of it decked out in other transit agencies’ colours. I’m just waiting for them to come out with the OC Transpo colour-scheme version.”
Transit commission chairman and Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais
If you were wondering how the Ottawa light-rail plan could possibly be so very, very expensive, Blais is one of our elected watchdogs keeping an eye on the city cash register.
Not even remotely on-time, less on-budget and Rideau Transit Group doesn’t have to pay a fine on this top-ended LRT contract for tardiness, Blais is not just worried about getting a model Citadis train but such a model in OC Transpo colours.
A reminder. You can do something about the councillor on Oct. 22.