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Ottawa LRT
They have a very long way to go if they're planing on opening next summer!
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Canard, I would say that some of the station infrastructure is a response to the very suburban hub-and-spoke design of Ottawa's transit system. The station at Blair Road is often shown as being a grandiose station, but indeed it needs to be sizable (and the decades-old structure needed redoing even before LRT needed to be fit in). Dozens of routes flowed through that area to bring people to and from the transitway, and since this is the terminus, it effectively needs LRT as well as all the old bus lines which continue Eastward. The site itself is a bit nightmarish for transit users; the nearest homes are half a kilometer of pedestrian-hostility away. If we considered some of the original LRT documents, suggesting that the real region of influence of a station was a 500m radius, this site would have highway and parking lot gobbling up that entire area and then some.

All that is to say that the structures are almost a red herring. The city of Ottawa's LRT system is shiny and new, but at the moment, the organization of the transit system around it, and of city-building in general, is as painfully inadequate as ever. I'm disgusted that what was once a useful stop near my parents' home, with buses every hour or 45 minutes, half hour during peak times, and a peak time express route, all has fallen away to a two bus out, two bus in schedule for weekdays only, and a more than 1km walk to the nearest transit line of any calibre. We complain in Waterloo Region about how our cycling infrastructure is done so piecemeal, that we will have a golden segregated bike setup in UpTown and so few ways to connect smoothly to and from it, but Ottawa is playing that same "shiny shiny look over here" game orders of magnitude more expensive with how they develop their system and city, still very much about the personal automobile.
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Hmm, I guess the grass is always greener on the other side... I was drooling at all the bike infra I saw everywhere as we drove around the city. It seems to change so much every time we visit! I look forward to going back next summer with my bike and spending a day exploring (and riding the LRT, or at least watching it test!)
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LRT handover pushed back, city says

"Rideau Transit Group (RTG) is getting extra time to deliver after telling the city that meeting the May 24, 2018, deadline would be risky."

"The new target date has not been announced."

"Before RTG can hand over the system it will have to finish construction on the new LRT stations, finish building all the trains and test the overall system."
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Yeah, when I was there a month or so ago, it looked like it was realistically a year out.  Tracks still weren't laid in sections!
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Electrical Fire on Ottawa LRT:

https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/small-electric...-1.3755366
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LRT handover likely running late, transit boss says - CBC
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Is their consortium also responsible for assembling vehicles?
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When will government's learn that secrecy is never a good strategy? People either assume you hiding something bad or you are actually hiding something bad and that's going to come out anyway - probably before they want it to.

Just be upfront. Own your mistakes. Focus on solutions. The public is more forgiving than most think - provided they aren't taken for a ride (and for granted) in the process.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(01-24-2018, 11:42 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: When will government's learn that secrecy is never a good strategy? People either assume you hiding something bad or you are actually hiding something bad and that's going to come out anyway - probably before they want it to.

Just be upfront. Own your mistakes. Focus on solutions. The public is more forgiving than most think - provided they aren't taken for a ride (and for granted) in the process.

You sir, are bang on !!
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