The clash of competing transit plans will come to a head at Wednesday's transit committee meeting at city hall, where staff will recommend choosing light-rail transit .

This is in contrast to the 'heavy rail' option touted by Ottawa's transit services branch.

Media reports say the committee members will likely approve the plan due to city staff saying light rail is easier to move people in and out of neighbourhoods, especially in suburbia.

Transit services touted heavy rail as the best option because it's cheaper and moves commuters faster than light rail.