On February 24th, the Finance and Economic Development Committee approved the Stage 2 LRT report. The report included an update on significant changes to the scope of the project, information on the final alignment adjustments, the recommended procurement model and the specific activities the City will undertake to get ready to implement Stage 2. City Council will be making a final decision on this report at the Council meeting on March 8th and I want to hear your thoughts on this significant project for our city.
YOU’RE INVITED TO A PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION
The City of Ottawa is hosting an interactive online public information session on Stage 2 LRT. To complement this online format, I along with my south end colleagues will be hosting an in person session at the Hunt Club Riverside Community Centre. A presentation on Stage 2 will be broadcast live from City Hall and residents will be invited to submit their questions and comments online through social media and in person via a facilitator at the meeting.
A webcast link will soon be available for those who wish to participate online from home. However, I strongly encourage you to come out and join in on the conversation so that I can hear your feedback directly.
The Stage 2 LRT Project proposes to extend light rail further to the West, South and East:
- Confederation Line West: beyond Bayshore to Moodie Drive, and southwest to Algonquin College;
- Confederation Line East: beyond Place d’Orleans to Trim Road;
- Trillium Line extension to Bowesville; and
- An Airport Rail Link from South Keys Station on the Trillium Line
The Stage 2 project will proceed with staggered openings to allow for faster expansions to LRT service:
- Trillium Line South extension in 2021
- Confederation Line East including Trim in 2022
- Confederation Line West to Moodie by 2023
Stage 2 will require:
- A 16 month shutdown of the Trillium Line to allow all construction, rehabilitation, testing and commissioning to occur.