Chris Swail

The senior city official in charge of planning the extension to Ottawa’s light-rail transit system will step down at the end of this week
Numerous councillors arguing to postpone the vote were rebuffed by city staff and fellow members of council on the high cost and delays associated with pushing the decision
Many councillors expressed frustration over the tight timeline needed to approve the $4.66 billion in contracts for LRT's second phase
Chris Swail, the director of O-Train planning, says the new council won’t be able to tackle the LRT contract until early 2019