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Published on December 22nd, 2012 | by Chelsea


Ottawa City Council Approves Light Rail Contract

December 22nd, 2012 by  


Canada’s capital got on board with a $2.1 billion light rail plan this week. A 12.5 kilometer, 13 station light rail system in Ottawa — to be called the Confederation Line — is expected to be fully-functional in 2018.

The unanimous vote comes after a 2006 light rail about-face. A $725 million light rail plan was in the works 7 years ago, but stalled out after losing political momentum.

Add Ottawa to 2012’s list of light and high-speed rail winners like Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.

Source: Planetizen  
Image: Stamp Printed by Canada via Shutterstock 

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is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.

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