Ottawa Light Rail Transit Commission Launches Official Public Website

Submit your request to participate in the public survey before February 28, 2022

TORONTO, January 25, 2022 /CNW/ – The Ottawa Light Rail Transit Commission has launched its official public website to provide regular updates on the Commission’s public inquiry into the implementation of Stage 1 of the Ottawa light rail transit.

“The launch of the Commission’s official website is an essential first step in the investigation process and will be the main means of keeping everyone informed of the Commission’s work,” said Guillaume Hourigan, Commissioner of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Commission. “We encourage any individuals or groups wishing to participate in this survey to visit the website and complete the application form today.”

The Ottawa Light Rail Public Inquiry was established by Order in Council 1859/2021 on December 16, 2021, following breakdowns and derailments on Stage 1 of Ottawa’s light rail transit system. The investigation examines the business and technical circumstances that led to these issues and will make recommendations to help prevent these issues from recurring.

With the launch of its official public website, the Commission is calling on individuals and groups to apply for standing so that they can participate in the work of the Commission. These procedures include the factual and political aspects of the activities of the Commission.

Status and funding applications are now available on the Commission’s website for individuals and groups to complete by February 28, 2022. If interested applicants have any questions, they can contact the Commission at the following email address: [email protected]. Applicants can also view the Rules of Procedure and the Rules of Status and Funding, which are also posted on the website.

The Commission will regularly update the website to keep the public informed of the latest developments in the Commission’s investigation, including the next steps in the process.

FAST FACTS

  • The Honorable Judge Guillaume Hourigan was appointed commissioner to conduct this independent public inquiry into December 17, 2021.
  • The commissioner will present his findings in a final report, along with recommendations to help prevent these problems from happening again. The final report must be submitted to the Minister of Transport no later than August 31, 2022 or, if the Minister of Transport agrees in writing, no later than November 30, 2022.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

SOURCE Ontario Light Rail Transit Commission

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