Once again, I would like to invite all residents to an open house regarding the Kanata Light Rail Transit (LRT) Environmental Assessment (EA) Study on Thursday, December 7th at the Kanata Recreation Complex (Hall A, 100 Charlie Rogers Pl). Another open house took place earlier this year on June 5th to discuss potential options regarding the future of the LRT extension from Moodie to Palladium through Kanata; for a recap of what was discussed, please visit my website here.
Extending LRT to Kanata is identified in the Ultimate Network in the City’s 2013 Transportation Master Plan (TMP). At the previous Public Open House, the City presented the evaluation of alternative corridors and identified a preliminary preferred corridor.
To date, the Study Team has finalized the recommended corridor, and at this open house will present design details on the recommended plan, station locations and concept designs, and the requirement for a light maintenance and storage facility.
The Environmental Assessment portion of the study will be undertaken in accordance with the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08, Transit Projects. The City must consider alternative corridors and designs for the project, undertake public and agency consultation, assess the potential environmental effects of the Recommended Plan and identify measures to mitigate any such impacts.
I highly encourage all residents to attend this important open house and share their comments as the LRT will play a huge role in the future of Ottawa transit. Comments received will be collected under TPAP, and with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. To provide your comments, please contact Senior Project Engineer, Angela Taylor, by email at Angela.Taylor@ottawa.ca or by phone by calling 613-580-2424 Ext. 15210
For more information, please visit ottawa.ca/KanataLRT