Steven Cripps named Director of RIO to lead Confederation Line project

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Nancy Schepers, the deputy city manager of planning and infrastructure for the City of Ottawa, said in a memo that Steven Cripps has been named the new director of the Rail Implementation Office (RIO) to lead the Confederation Line project.

As RIO’s director, Steve will oversee the largest capital project in the history of the city — a project, that once completed, will change the face of the Nation’s Capital, shape future growth, and transform public transit and Ottawa’s transportation system for the benefit of current residents and future generations.

Steve comes to Ottawa from the Ministry of Transportation with over 30 years of progressive engineering and management experience, covering 4 Regional Offices, Head Office and Queen’s Park. He is a licensed civil engineer with proven managerial leadership experience in all facets of highway planning, design, construction and maintenance.

Most recently, he was executive director/chief engineer of the MTO’s Provincial Highways Management Division. In this role, Steve dealt extensively with alternate project delivery methods, including large scale P3s and design-builds. Additionally, he was responsible for the fiscal management of a $3 billion capital budget and a $400 million operating budget.

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