OTTAWA, Canada — The City Council approved the $3.6-billion second phase of Ottawa’s light rail transit, which is expected to be completed in 2023 and bring 70% of Ottawa residents within approximately three miles of light rail, Ottawa Business Journal.

The project will expand the Confederation Line west to Bayshore and east to Trim. The Trillium Line will extend south to Bowesville and include a link to the Ottawa Airport. Widening the Highway 174 in the east end is also part of the project.

The city is still waiting on a funding announcement from the federal government, but Ottawa’s mayor said he has been assured it will be announced before the end of May. For the full story, click here.