Light Rail Transit ( LRT )
Debacle after debacle and derailment after derailment has resulted in what is a multi-billion dollar, mediocre, unreliable and sometimes unsafe Light Rail Transit system. Frustrations have reached a boiling point.
Graham supports the current Light Rail Transit Public Inquiry and has attended the most recent Commission public meetings at the Shaw Centre. Listening to city commuters share horror stories about the LRT, it has become abundantly clear the trains struggle to cope with Ottawa’s wet, snowy winters.
Graham believes that it is imperative that this inquiry be completed publicly and with transparency, the citizens of Ottawa deserve to know how the LRT started off on the wrong foot and accountability is important to maintain public trust and avoid further erosion of that trust.
Graham also believes that a financial audit, ridership audit and maintenance audit are required to ensure the system is running effectively and efficiently to serve the citizens of Ottawa.
As Mayor of Ottawa he will hold the necessary parties accountable at the conclusion of the inquiry and I will urge inquiries into Stage 2 and Stage 3 regardless of the outcome of the inquiry into Stage 1.