RTG Statement June 22, 2020 | Rideau Transit Group

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 part of the RTG senior project management team constructing Ottawa’s light rail transit system. In November of 2019 he accepted the additional role as CEO of Rideau Transit Maintenance (RTG’s maintenance partner).

It is with sincere gratitude to Peter that we announced today his plans to step down as CEO, effective 10 July 2020. Peter’s tireless dedication to the project and his forthright transparency with all stakeholders have been hallmarks of his tenure. It is with this sense of appreciation that the Board of RTG and its principal partners, ACS Infrastructure, Ellis-Don and SNC-Lavalin have reluctantly accepted Mr. Lauch’s decision.

The City of Ottawa and OC Transpo have been advised of this management decision, and a transition plan will be announced in the coming days.

The RTG Partners want to thank Peter for his full commitment and dedication to the Confederation Line, his exceptional professionalism and leadership, and we wish him the best of luck in his next endeavors.

“When I accepted the challenge to head up RTG, my primary objective was to oversee the transition into revenue service. The RTM role was taken to quarterback the restructuring of Rideau Transit Maintenance. It was always my intention to stay on for the time necessary to complete those undertakings,” said Lauch.

In announcing today’s news, the Board and principal partners commend Mr. Lauch for his instrumental role in developing and executing on a workplan that is focused on consistently delivering system improvements.

Mr. Lauch remains fully engaged in day to day operations and supporting the transition plans until his departure.

Rideau Transit Group (RTG) is a consortium of Canadian and international companies with a proven track record for delivering global transportation projects. We are a Public-Private General Partnership between ACS Infrastructure Canada, EllisDon, and SNC-Lavalin.


ACS Infrastructure Canada
SNC Lavalin