CANCELLED - KEGS Ottawa January Meeting


This seminar has been cancelled. 


Interesting Details about the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Project

Jack Stephens 

Tuesday, January 17th 
4:30 p.m.

Harrison Hall
Room 177 
601 Booth Street



Over 2B dollars is being invested in a new state of the art light rail system for Ottawa.  The 5 ½-year long light rail project will connect downtown regions of Ottawa with Gloucester at Blair Road on the east and Tunney’s Pasture on the west.   Project management resides with OLRT Constructors, a partnership of several large well known civil-building constructors.  Interesting aspects of the project will be presented along with a commentary on electro-magnetic interference issues generated by the all-electrically powered transportation system.



Jack’s present position of 3.75 years is that of Environmental Coordinator with the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Project (OLRT Constructors), now known at the O-Train Confederation Line.  Jack also operates a private company doing mineral exploration on a challenging 57 claim gold-copper project in Quebec since 2010. Jack attended the U of Manitoba (1970s and 1990s) and has degrees in Geological and Environmental Engineering and Economics.  Jack is a registered engineer in Ontario. In the past, Jack has worked both in Mineral Exploration and Mining as well as Consulting Engineering and Geology.  Past employers include:  Falconbridge Ltd., Noranda Exploration, Cominco Limited, Hudson Bay Exploration & Development, Lac Minerals, and a handful of smaller companies, on projects in SK, MB, ON, QC, NU, and NWT.    Jack also worked for Trow Consulting Engineers (now known as .EXP) for 15 of those 48 years primarily as an Environmental Engineer on large diameter pipeline projects in Canada, USA, and Cameroon.