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David A

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... and the finger pointing begins! Well Jim Flaherty has been dead for almost a decade now, so lets not blame him. Maybe it was Joe Flaherty to blame. Wasn't he in Edmonton for a while?
 

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Not whatsoever. Make a temporary fix to get the line opened. Then do the work in LRT off hours to put the permanent fix in place. The public must be prioritized, management and the engineers need to work around that.
 

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Not whatsoever. Make a temporary fix to get the line opened. Then do the work in LRT off hours to put the permanent fix in place. The public must be prioritized, management and the engineers need to work around that.
I think placing additional constraints on a company that has been unable to complete this properly without said constraints may not be the best move - particularly by adding heightened public safety risks into the mix.
 

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Catenary power shut off in either direction at 95 Ave and Connors Road. Not sure where the next set of isolators are, but likely down by the Muttart, and towards Bonnie Doon. Not sure why, from my vantage point I couldn't see any specific work going on, although the Boonie Doon substation has a generator hooked up to it, and has for a few weeks.
 

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Statement from City Manager Andre Corbould on Valley Line Southeast project​

August 10, 2022

City Manager Andre Corbould made the following statement in response to an announcement from TransEd that the Valley Line Southeast LRT line is delayed.

“TransEd has told Edmontonians the Valley Line Southeast LRT is delayed again, as they have identified problems with the concrete piers that support the elevated guideways.

“City Administration is deeply disappointed about this new delay. But we will not let that disappointment take us off course. We are committed to bringing a safe and reliable LRT service to Edmontonians, and we are holding TransEd accountable to fix this problem.

“TransEd is fully responsible for the costs of repairing the piers, and it continues to forfeit payments every month the system is not operational. Edmontonians’ financial interests are protected under the terms of the public-private partnership (P3) agreement for the project.

“This delay is a significant inconvenience to passengers who should have been enjoying the Valley Line Southeast from Mill Woods to downtown by now. The City will continue to provide frequent bus service in place of the LRT line, so people can still move around their city.

“We expect TransEd to make this right and have the line open for safe, reliable service as soon as possible.

“Information about the anticipated timing of the repairs, and service commencement, will be shared as it becomes available in the coming weeks.”​
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For more information:
edmonton.ca/ValleyLineSoutheast

Media contact:
Janice Schroeder
Communications and Engagement
780-920-4042​
 

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Rather than the City passing the buck, show some real leadership and share in the responsibility. I’m sure TransEd will do all they can to repair the piers before Winter.
 

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And what is the City supposed to do in this situation? City staff are not involved in design and construction, how can they take responsibility? Would you like them to somehow void the p3 agreement and take over the project?

People wanted P3 because "the government can't be trusted, and isn't efficient". Well the consequences of that line of thinking is a project that the City has no real control over.
 

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