SNC-Lavalin wins $660-million transit contract from Ottawa (the city, not the feds) as bidding future remains uncertain

Embattled construction and engineering company SNC-Lavalin has won a $660-million contract from Ottawa — the city, not the federal government — to extend a light-rail transit line.

The City of Ottawa selected SNC to build a 12-kilometre extension to the Trillium Line and a 4-kilometre connection to the airport, a project that includes maintenance of the system for 27 years, the Montreal-based company announced Thursday.

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