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Clarification on LRT Revenue Service Availability and associated Liquidated Damages

​The city today shared with media the following memo on the Revenue Service Availability date.

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November 2, 2018

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide clarification on the liquidated damages associated with the Required Revenue Service Availability (RSA) Date of the Confederation Line light rail transit project.

Rideau Transit Group (RTG) advised that it would achieve RSA by November 2, 2018. RTG missed the May 24, 2018 date and has now missed its commitment to achieve RSA by November 2, 2018.

As you may recall, at the September 10, 2018 meeting of the Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO), staff outlined that the City would be in a position to deduct the $1M in liquidated damages from the next payment to RTG. The City intends to levy Liquidated Damages in the amount of $1M on the next payment to RTG, which will be when it achieves Substantial Completion.

A further update on the Confederation Line will be provided at the FEDCO meeting of November 14, 2018.

​Source : City of Ottawa

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Comments 2

- Jonathan Chartrand on Friday, 02 November 2018 17:35

Really eager to see what they announce on November 14th. Rideau Transit Group had said that they could meet Nov 30 as a new date provided certain areas (mainly Rideau, 2 trains and complete testing) were removed to an extend from the requirements, to which the city said no.

That update was nearly 2 months ago, perhaps things have changed since. Lots of progress being made. The eastern portion from Blair to uOttawa is virtually completed, with just small finishing left to do. Tunney's to Pimisi are also looking in good shape (nothing the month of November couldn't finish potentially). That leaves the underground downtown stops. Overall, Rideau station seems the biggest issue, and stopping factor.

Eager for November 14th, that's all I can say.

Really eager to see what they announce on November 14th. Rideau Transit Group had said that they could meet Nov 30 as a new date provided certain areas (mainly Rideau, 2 trains and complete testing) were removed to an extend from the requirements, to which the city said no. That update was nearly 2 months ago, perhaps things have changed since. Lots of progress being made. The eastern portion from Blair to uOttawa is virtually completed, with just small finishing left to do. Tunney's to Pimisi are also looking in good shape (nothing the month of November couldn't finish potentially). That leaves the underground downtown stops. Overall, Rideau station seems the biggest issue, and stopping factor. Eager for November 14th, that's all I can say.
- Daniel B on Saturday, 03 November 2018 07:54

If the FEDCO meeting was originally Nov 6 and is now rescheduled to Nov 14, it could just mean that the new council and committees weren't ready to meet yet or needed more time. I wouldn't take the date change as a sure sign that it is related to the LRT.

If the FEDCO meeting was originally Nov 6 and is now rescheduled to Nov 14, it could just mean that the new council and committees weren't ready to meet yet or needed more time. I wouldn't take the date change as a sure sign that it is related to the LRT.
Sunday, 16 December 2018