Ottawa’s LRT Inquiry Action Plan makes progress

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By Robin MacLennan

Ottawa Construction News staff writer

With 95 recommendations now considered completed or incorporated into city policies, the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Public Inquiry Action Plan is moving forward.

In a report delivered to city council on March 7, officials said progress is being made in implementing the recommendations outlined in the 2022 report which was the result of a public inquiry into the LRT system.

The city said 89 of the 95 recommendations have now been completed or incorporated into ongoing city policies for future projects with the remaining recommendations in progress.

“Transit Services staff will continue to monitor work on the remaining recommendations that are in progress to ensure that required work is completed,” the city said in a news release. “Staff will confirm to Council when all in-progress items have been completed. Updates will be provided to Transit Commission and Light Rail Sub-Committee if the work and oversight outlined in the action plan change.”

The city said it is committed to providing home builders with the opportunities needed to build 151,000 quality market homes by 2031 and has approved zoning amendments to facilitate several new residential developments that will help meet that target.

See City of Ottawa graphic describing housing progress

The city council also confirmed that Caitlin Salter MacDonald will take the position of city clerk starting on April 12.

MacDonald has worked for the city for 13 years and has experience in a number of areas including the access to information and privacy officer’s office.

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