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Season of detours
It’s going to be a painful construction season for motorists travelling near the light rail transit route as construction gears up during a critical period for the project.
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LRT communications strategy questioned at all-council meeting
When it comes to light rail transit, there are a few things councillors across the region want to know — is it on time and on budget, and what is the communications plan.
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About $250 million to be spent on light rail transit by end of year
As much as $250 million will be spent on the construction of light rail transit by the end of the year, estimates Region of Waterloo staff.
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Will strike delay LRVs?
Although the nine-week strike at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant officially ended last Friday, one union representative said it could impact the region’s light-rail vehicles, to be delivered in 2016.
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GO Transit and land issues must be resolved for successful LRT: Fife
With the official groundbreaking of light rail transit now complete, Kitchener-Waterloo MPP Catherine Fife says two items must still be settled in order for the project to be successful.
Communication is key
It was delayed for a month, but the official groundbreaking of the new Ion light rail transit system took place yesterday, and it’s full speed ahead for the biggest infrastructure project in the Region of Waterloo’s history.
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Can you dig it?
Regional Chair Ken Seiling, Coun. Jim Wideman and Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca took part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Ion light rail transit project Thursday at the Dutton Street operations, maintenance and storage facility in Waterloo.
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New signage marks the spot of future LRT stops
It’s not a small dot on a map that marks the spot for the future Ion stops any longer, but 16 signs that will be placed at all the light rail transit stop locations.
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Show me the money
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Glen Murray was in Kitchener last Friday to reaffirm the provincial government’s investment in rapid and GO transit.
Judge sides with region on LRT
Light rail transit in Waterloo Region dodged a bullet Tuesday after a judge dismissed a request for a temporary injunction to stop the process.
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Three cities will pay for LRT
All three cities in the region will be paying for the LRT
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Mayoral candidate pushes province for referendum
Waterloo mayoral hopeful Dave MacDonald has asked the province to withhold its portion of the light rail transit funding until a regional referendum
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Region to defend LRT in court
Just one day before the region plans to ratify their decision to choose GrandLinq as the preferred consortium to design, build, finance, operate and maintain light rail transit, the region will have to convince a judge that it is within their power move forward.
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Kitchener’s LRT share could rise
If Cambridge doesn’t pay for light rail transit, Kitchener and Waterloo residents will have to pick up the whole tab
Region finalizing LRT funding
The region is still hammering out details with the federal government to finalize funding for light rail transit.
Region responds to LRT legal challenge
The region is still moving full steam ahead with light rail transit.
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Regional council accepts GrandLinq proposal
The Ion construction project is now just two short stops away from a signed agreement.
LRT cost unveiled Friday
Today, the Region of Waterloo will unveil the costs of light rail transit.
 
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