CFRA, On Sept.17th, interviewed
Erin Kelly, the Executive Director for the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.
When talking about the plan to take 30 years to build the transit plan, she stated “ The system needs to be available to where people live and our fear is if we don’t accelerate the expansion East & West, the people won’t use the system”. She also said that her fear is that the ridership will go down because of having to transfer and in fact, take more traveling time.
The first phase of the Watson, O’Brien transit system is going to take at least 10 years and use up all the money. There will be no money for going East and West.
She also said, when asked about the
NCC allowing Tram Cars on the parkway, she said “it’s a vital question to be asking. What we are basically saying is if you don’t have that answer, going ahead & building the first part of the transit system when you don’t know what comes next – she paused – its vital to have that answer.
I ask you – do you think the
NCC will allow tracks and the ugly overhead wires on the Parkway?