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faster, with Stage 2 Light Rail Transit
On July 8, 2015,
Ottawa City Council made completing the Confederation Line and getting the
city ready for Stage 2 LRT our top transportation priority for the
2014-2018 Term of Council. At that same meeting, Council also unanimously
approved the Stage 2 LRT Environmental Assessment and Functional Design
Today, the city’s Finance and Economic Development Committee
approved a report recommending the implementation of Stage 2 of Light Rail Transit,
which includes important changes to the scope of the project, the
procurement model and the specific activities the City will undertake to
get ready to implement Stage 2. I am pleased to see that the
recommendations in this report carefully and precisely respond to the
directions and expectations set by Council in 2015.
The expanded scope of the Stage 2 LRT project includes final alignment
adjustments, the construction of an additional Maintenance and Storage
Facility in the Moodie Drive area, staggered openings to allow for faster
expansions to LRT service, and the following extensions to the train lines:
Trillium Line extension to Bowesville and Riverside
South in 2021;
An Airport Rail Link from South Keys Station on the
Trillium Line in 2021;
Confederation Line East: beyond Place d’Orleans to
Trim Road in 2022; and
Confederation Line West: beyond Bayshore to Moodie
Drive by 2023, and southwest to Algonquin College.
The budget for the
Stage 2 LRT project remains $3 billion, cost shared equally between all
three levels of government. The new Moodie Extension is included within the
original budget, while the $315 million of light rail infrastructure for
the Trim and Airport Extensions are conditional on receiving 100 per cent
federal and provincial funding.
Outside of the LRT projects, several other related works are being bundled
with Stage 2.Highway 417 will be widened at the cost of $200 million
completely funded by the federal and provincial governments, and Highway
174 will undergo its ultimate configuration between Blair Road and Jeanne
d’Arc at the cost approximately $25 million, subject to funding.
Other City projects at the cost of $100 million have been already planned
and budgeted for, but their work will be bundled with the light-rail work,
in order to improve construction integration, reduce detours, save money
and reduce impacts to the community.
The Stage 2 LRT report will go to City Council for consideration on March
8, 2017. We are just one step away from starting the implementation of this
once in a generation expansion of transit, and building a true
transportation network for our City’s future.
The Stage 2 LRT project is the largest infrastructure project in the City’s
history. I therefore invite residents from across the City to participate
in a public information session on the Stage 2 LRT proposal.
Residents can take part in this interactive online session or attend in
Wednesday, March 1 Time:
6:30 p.m. Interactive
online session link:www.Facebook.com/CityofOttawa In person
location: Champlain Room, 2nd floor Heritage Building, City
Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West
Bid to Host the 2021 Canada
We need your help!
Ottawa is bidding to host the Canada Summer Games in 2021!
The Canada Summer Games showcases the impressive athleticism and talent we
have in our country, and there is no better place to stage this outstanding
event than in Canada’s Capital.
The Canada Games Bid Evaluation Committee will be in Ottawa on Thursday, March 2,
and we want to show them that the Ottawa community is behind the bid and
that we are ready to host in 2021.
If you want to see Ottawa host over 4,600 young and up-and-coming athletes,
PLEASE HELP US
WIN THIS BID IN TWO SIMPLE WAYS:
We need 5,000 residents signed up in support of our
register your support for the Ottawa 2021 bid online here: http://ottawa2021.ca/#support
We want the Hashtag #Ottawa2021 to be trending on
Twitter on March 2nd when the Evaluation Committee is here in Ottawa. Please sign up for our
tweet will be issued from your account and the account of everyone
else signed up for this Thunderclap, on March 2 at 9:30am):https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/53370-ottawa2021-canada-summer-games
and use #Ottawa2021 in all your tweets throughout the day.