OTTAWA, June 30, 2020
Rideau Transit Group (RTG) is pleased to announce today the appointment of Nicolas Truchon as CEO of RTG. Mr. Truchon assumes his new role on July 10, 2020 and comes to RTG with over 20 years of experience leading, developing, and operating landmark Public Private Partnerships (P3s) across Canada. Most recently, Mr. Truchon served as Chief Financial Officer for the new $4.2B Samuel-de-Champlain Bridge P3 project in Montreal where he managed financial and commercial aspects of the project throughout the construction phase and into operations. Mr. Truchon assumes the role from Peter Lauch, who will be stepping down July 10.
As CEO of RTG, Mr. Truchon will lead all commercial, financial and contractual matters, manage the interface with RTM, and ultimately be responsible for quality assurance and delivery of services under the Project Agreement with the City of Ottawa.
In conjunction with today’s management announcement at RTG, Rideau Transit Maintenance (RTM) has appointed Mario Guerra as its new CEO. Having been involved in the project since 2016, Mr. Guerra also brings 40 years of rail transit experience gained at the Toronto Transit Commission and New York City Transit. Mr. Guerra will be responsible for all operational, maintenance and performance related issues on the LRT project. Mr. Guerra will report to Mr. Truchon, and will continue to be supported by the existing team of rail experts at RTM as well as additional experts in infrastructure, rolling stock, operations and maintenance.
RTG’s mission is to deliver world-class transit service for the City of Ottawa. RTG is a consortium of Canadian and international companies with a proven track record for delivering global transportation projects. We are a general partnership between ACS Infrastructure Canada, EllisDon, and SNC-Lavalin.