We are just starting to learn the details of this process. As we understand more, we will post it here.
- Richmond Underground identified as top Western Rail Route City of Ottawa posting, with links to additional information.
The preferred route for the western extension of Ottawa’s light-rail service has been identified by the City of Ottawa. The route, called the Richmond Underground, takes into account the community’s wishes to limit impact on the Byron Linear Park and the Parkway; will boost transit ridership; promotes the goals of the City’s Official Plan; and has the highest value for taxpayers’ dollars of all routes examined.
- City presentation deck on the “Western LRT Corridor Planning and Environmental Assessment Study (Interim Report)” A June 13, 2013 report outlining the 15 routes considered, ranks, and costs.
- Transportation planning in the City of Ottawa is based upon the Transportation Master Plan . Chapter Five contains the sets the plans for the City’s transit network, including the future expanded Light Rail Transit system. Note that the current version of the Transportation Master Plan is scheduled for updating / changes in 2013.