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Formal Rail Boss Announcement

Here is the formal City of Ottawa announcement of the new rail director:

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Light-Rail Office Gets New Chief

This is an internal City of Ottawa document: Deputy city manager Nancy Schepers to Council: The purpose of this memo is to inform you that after an extensive and successful search, I am pleased to announce that Mr. Steven Cripps … Continue reading

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Construction Season Opens

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The spring and summer months will see an increase in construction-related activity across the city – including an unprecedented $51-million investment towards the road surfacing program. The planned road resurfacing work … Continue reading

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Reader Gets Laugh Over City Light-Rail Move

Facebook Bulldog reader Lee Bourdon has a straight-forward comment on light-rail down National Capital Commission parkways:

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More Bore Holes To Be Drilled For LRT

This is a release from the OLRT project. To read the memo, click on the highlight words below:

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Parkways No Place For Light Rail

Like it or not, the various NCC parkways across town have become commuter routes. In fact, they are vital links in an Ottawa where traffic is becoming a terrible monster. So inevitably, the parkways will continue to provide car access. … Continue reading

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Watson’s Critical Light-Rail Flip-Flop

Great Bulldog commenter Sheridan points out the flaws in the current light-rail project: My basic point is that, in 2004, the North-South LRT line was supposed to cost about $600 million, of which each government (municipal, provincial and federal) was … Continue reading

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Light-Rail Sinkhole Thinking: Whopper Watch

Of course, there are absolutely no ties between supposed provincial Liberal under-funding of the light-rail project in Ottawa and the collapse of the Waller Street section of the tunnel. But that didn’t stop Progressive Conservative MPP Jeff Yurek of London … Continue reading

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Light-Rail Sinkhole Bafflegab: Whopper Watch

Here is an email response to the Citizen’s David Reevely from city communications concerning all the bore-hole testing right near the Waller Street collapse related to light-rail tunnelling. “We aren’t able to address these questions until (Rideau Transit Group) reports … Continue reading

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Transit In Trouble: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and The Bulldog’s Ken Gray examine the failed light-rail tunnel at Waller Street and how both Via Rail and OC Transpo can’t make the Fallowfield rail crossing safe despite the fact that six people were killed there … Continue reading

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Anticipate Tunnel Soil Conditions

Now we know. It took three weeks to reach the conclusion that the Waller Street sinkhole was the result of light-rail tunnelling occurring beneath the surface of the street. Logic dictated that the drilling was probably the cause but it … Continue reading

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Surprise Soil Conditions Cause Tunnel Woes

This is a release from the City of Ottawa. Click on the highlighted words below to read the city memo on the Waller Street road-tunnel collapse.

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Hurray For Scott Street Community

Good for the people neighbouring on the huge Transitway bus detour that will be constructed along Scott Street.

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Ottawa City Hall’s Stealth Crisis

The City of Ottawa is in a crisis that nobody knows. The cave-in at the east entrance of Ottawa’s light-rail tunnel, and the subsequent delay, could result in substantial harm to the city’s taxpayers if this becomes a trend and … Continue reading

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Join The Huge Light-Rail Debate

How much do Ottawans care about their $2.1-billion light-rail project? As of early this morning there was a massive debate on the post Fear For The Light-Rail Project with more than 30 comments written there. And quite substantial ones as … Continue reading

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Maguire Tackles Ottawa Light Rail

Ottawa mayoral candidate Mike Maguire weighs in on the city’s gigantic light-rail project. To read the Bulldog Ottawa post to which Maguire refers, click here. We’re only scratching the surface of the problems with this project: Let’s not forget price … Continue reading

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Fear For The Light-Rail Project

Excavation work on the Ottawa light-rail tunnel. — The independent review of the causes of the $5-million Airport Parkway pedestrian bridge problems is troublesome. Timelines were skewed by city staff, rules were bent and many of the bridge woes were … Continue reading

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Dump Light-Rail Project

This Facebook friend has pronounced views on the future of the light-rail project:

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Sewer Work Begins At Sinkhole

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Sent on behalf of Nancy Schepers, DCM, Planning and Infrastructure Starting today crews from the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) will be undertaking work at the site of the Laurier/Waller roadway collapse … Continue reading

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East LRT Tunnelling Suspended

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Update on road collapse at Waller Street and Laurier Avenue. Further to the update sent on Saturday, February 22, 2014, the road collapse on Waller Street just south of Laurier has … Continue reading

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Two Important Light-Rail Questions

Here’s something worth considering concerning last week’s collapse of the road at Waller Street and Laurier Avenue above light-rail construction. Early in the planning of the light-rail project, engineers wanted to build the LRT tunnel 10 storeys below the street … Continue reading

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Waller Collapse Erodes Public Confidence

Another cause of the sinkhole other than light-rail tunnelling at Waller Street and Laurier Avenue is extremely unlikely. Debris coming into the end of the tunnel of this $2.1-billion project is about the worst-case scenario Ottawans could have expected from … Continue reading

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Waller-Laurier Road Collapse Update

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Sent on behalf of Nancy Schepers, DCM, Planning and Infrastructure Following is an update on the current situation at Waller/Laurier Incident.

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A Sobering LRT Sinkhole Quote

The vague nature of this quote from deputy city manager Nancy Schepers should give taxpayers pause: “I can assure you that all steps are being taken to first protect the public and all physical assets in the immediate area. I … Continue reading

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Where Are Next Light-Rail Detours?

This avid Bulldog reader says it’s time for the City of Ottawa to declare where the detours will be set up for western LRT. Can’t be too early: Hello Bulldog. I hope this sounds a little conspiratorial–I really do. But … Continue reading

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