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Why do officials say a #lightrail system for #Montreal is impossible by 2018? @globalsiteplans

The decision to abandon the timelines set for the future Champlain Bridge is forcing everyone to sit down and go back to the drawing board. The decision made by the committee for a proposed light rail project last Wednesday was just as sudden as it was devastating. They concluded that it is simply impossible to carry out a public transportation project of this magnitude for 2018. According to my sources, a recent meeting turned out to be quite turbulent. It was a tense meeting that forced everyone to change the orientation of the light rail project in order to meet the new ultimatum issued by Ottawa. Yet, while officials belonging to the project’s committee found a scheduled finish date of 2021 to be possible, but somewhat of a close-call, they concluded that aiming for 2018 would be much too ambitious. After all, they pointed out, it is not only a question of adding a tra...

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