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Press Release and Statements

Surviving the pandemic isn’t the only reason personal protective equipment is important.

In 2020, the term PPE exploded in news headlines across the globe with the widespread usage of face and glove coverings for protection against Covid19. As a result, citizens worldwide suddenly learned more about personal protective equipment (PPE) than ever imagined. Personal protective equipment, commonly called "PPE", is gear worn...
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Report of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Public Inquiry

OTTAWA, November 30, 2022 We thank the Commissioner and his team for their work on this important undertaking, and for the recommendations the Commissioner has put forward. We acknowledge that all parties, including RTG and its subcontractors, have work to do to restore the public’s confidence in the city’s light...
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Statement from Rideau Transit Group and Rideau Transit Maintenance – August 2021

OTTAWA, August 14, 2021   We understand how much the people of Ottawa rely on the Confederation Line and we recognize and regret the inconvenience caused by this week’s closure. Our team worked tirelessly this week to restore service this morning. Our first commitment is to the safety of our...
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Women’s Infrastructure Network Emerging Leader Award Winner Announcement

On April 29, 2021, the Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN) officially announced the winner of the Emerging Leader Award. Rideau Transit Maintenance (RTM) is proud to announce Marie-Eve Charest-Belzile, RTM’s Infrastructure Maintenance Manager, as the Emerging Leader Award winner. Nominated by Shormilla Chatterjee, former SNC-Lavalin employee, she said this about proposing...
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Revitalizing cities and building sustainable communities

Any light rail transit (LRT) system benefits are not defined solely by the lines of rails reaching forward but extend into each city's communities. The unique benefits of LRT, such as a transit system that has a fully electric footprint, dedicated lanes that avoid traffic congestion, and the predictability of...
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Light Rail Transit: The future of urban transportation

Wherever you live, you can't deny that light rail transit (LRT) has the potential to revolutionize urban environments, especially in cities and areas with high traffic congestion and both environmental and noise pollution. Many people consider light rail the same as streetcars. We’ve nothing against streetcars, but it's not an...
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Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Executive, staff & Parent Partners of Rideau Transit Group General Partnership & Rideau Transit Maintenance.
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For Immediate Release

OTTAWA, September 17, 2020 – It has been one year since the Confederation Line officially launched revenue service, providing Ottawa residents with a safe, sustainable mode of transit in the Nation’s Capital. No question, handing over a new, state of the art LRT system to Ottawa commuters was a major milestone for the city and Rideau Transit Group...
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Announcement: New RTG CEO

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...
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RTG Statement June 22, 2020

Rideau Transit Group's (RTG) mission is to deliver world-class transit service for the City of Ottawa. Our team has been structured for that purpose and it is that goal that continues to drive us forward. RTG's CEO, Peter Lauch accepted the leadership of RTG in 2018, following five years as...
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COVID-19 – Let’s work together to flatten the curve

Transit is a critical infrastructure and we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the evolving situation, RTG has enhanced cleaning to include a daily deep clean of all vehicles. Stations will undergo enhanced daily cleaning with a focus on key touch points (doors, buttons, fare gates, elevators/escalators)....
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