City to learn true cost of transit strike in November

<p>City council will learn the true cost of transit strike, when the city's auditor general presents the numbers to council Nov. 25.</p>

 

City council will learn the true cost of transit strike nearly a year after it started.

 

The city's auditor general anticipates the audit of the cost of the strike will be presented to council Nov. 25.

 

During the 53-day transit strike, OC Transpo general manager Alain Mercier estimated that the city was saving around $3 million per week while not operating the buses.

 

After the strike, it was revealed that OC Transpo was forecasting a $22.7-million shortfall for 2009 that forced the city to cancel purchasing 25 new buses.