From the Ottawa Citizen:
Councillor Peter Hume agreed the city needs to consider legal action.Makes you wonder if some of the new double decker buses might be taking a larger load on the fleet.
While New Flyer is covering the cost of the repairs, Councillor Rob Jellett said there are other costs the city is incurring, such as overtime for mechanics and erosion of service, for which the city should be compensated
"We are looking at all of our options," said city solicitor Rick O'Connor.
UPDATE: According to the Ottawa Citizen, the city is already in the midst of a lawsuit against New Flyer regarding defects within buses purchased:
Turns out the city filed a $1-million suit against the company last fall alleging the brakes on 14 buses received from the company between 2002 and 2006 were defective. The case is outstanding. The call for more court action came after OC Transpo general manager Alain Mercier revealed last week that a defect in the device that attaches the front and back portions of the long buses raised enough safety concerns to sideline 41 of 48 buses the city recently received from the company. This further delays OC Transpo’s return to full service following last winter’s transit strike.