MATTHEW PEARSON, OTTAWA CITIZEN Online
Published on: March 8, 2017
Ottawa city council voted Wednesday to approve the ambitious $3.6-billion Stage 2 rail and road blueprint for expanding the city’s LRT network to the east, west and south, but not before also looking north.
Council asked Mayor Jim Watson to formalize talks with Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin aimed at improving the rapid transit connections between the two cities with a special focus on the potential future use of the Prince of Wales bridge, which the City of Ottawa owns.
Approximately 60,000 people travel between Ottawa and Gatineau on a typical weekday, but Watson says a day doesn’t go by that he isn’t asked about improving connections between the two cities.