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Public Open House Monday for Western Light Rail Transit Corridor
June 17, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The City of Ottawa is continuing its planning and environmental assessment study for the proposed WLRTC. The goal of this study is to identify the most effective way to build on the first phase of LRT currently under construction (Confederation Line) to bring service to Baseline Station, increase transit use and provide higher quality transit service. This study is considering alternative options and designs towards a final alignment and it will inform the City’s Transportation Master Plan.
The study area stretches between Bayview and Baseline Stations and includes the area from the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway south to Carling Avenue and from the O-Train west to Lincoln Fields and Baseline Stations.
This open house and drop-in consultation session will provide an overview of the study progress to date and will address concerns raised by both the public and the National Capital Commission following the April 2013 public release of the preliminary preferred WLRTC alignment – Richmond Underground.
Participants will have an opportunity to meet with City staff to discuss the proposed corridor design, mitigation measures and other issues arising from consultation, including effects on property values and greenspace, operation of the trains, cost and affordability, development implications and the work completed to date. Residents are encouraged to stop by City Hall at their convenience between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
For those residents who cannot attend the session, the information presented at the open house will be available on ottawa.ca/westernLRT. The City will be accepting comments by email (westernLRT@ottawa.ca) and fax (613-580-2578) until June 21, 2013.