IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!
The LRT project is the largest infrastructure project in our City’s history. It will no doubt be transformative and change the way that many of us move around the City. As with any project of this magnitude, both obstacles and challenges are expected.
However with that said, over the last few months we have heard reports of numerous incidents that have had the potential to put both the safety of workers and the timeline at risk. To gain a better understanding of these issues, I put forward an inquiry at today’s Finance and Economic Development Committee meeting asking staff to provide responses to the following questions:
- What are the specific Ministry of Labour stop-work orders that have been reported in the media and can staff advise on how they have been remediated?
- Is the project behind schedule, and if so can staff please enumerate all of the contributing factors to the schedule delay?
- Can staff provide a timeline of upcoming major milestones for the opening of the LRT? What factors contribute to determining these timelines?
- Has RTG missed any milestones or are they at risk of missing any? If so, what penalties are in place?
I have also asked staff to provide Council with more information on the requirements for the testing of the Confederation Line, including who governs the testing protocols, when trains must be running, and how long the testing period lasts.
The LRT project is a massive undertaking and the safety of the workers is paramount. The intent of my inquiry is to ensure that both Council and the public understand how the project is progressing. I look forward to staff’s responses to my questions.