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Peter Lauch, the chief executive of the Rideau Transit Group (RTG), is to leave the rout of the organization in the face of mounting pressure to make the $2.1-billion lrt system to be reliable in September.
Lauch of voluntary departure, announced on Monday, but on 10 July, will leave big questions for the City of Ottawa and the state of 12.5 kilometres crosstown rail service is built by a company operating under a notice of contract default.
Not only is the Lauch of leaving his post of director general of the RTG, he is also leaving his post of ceo of Rideau Transit Maintenance (RTM), the RTG-affiliated responsible for the support for the light rail system.
RTG, in a press release published to its just-launched web site, said that the board of the company and its partners “have accepted reluctantly Mr. Launch of the decision.”
As for the Lauch, it said in a statement: “When I accepted the challenge to be the head of the RTG, my main objective was to oversee the transition in the service products. The RTM role has been taken for the quarter-back of the restructuring of the Rideau Transit Maintenance. It has always been my intention to stay on the time needed to complete these businesses,” said Lauch.