At last week’s meeting with the Kanata Light Rail Transit (LRT) Environmental Assessment (EA) Public Consultation Group, it was revealed that the preferred route regarding the future of the LRT extension from Moodie to Palladium through Kanata would extend beyond the Canadian Tire Centre parallel with Huntmar to Hazeldean Road.
Even though this will not take place for some time, this is great news as Stittsville residents made their voices heard. Following the preliminary EA Open House last June, I did encourage residents to submit their comments on their preferred choice; many comments were received and it was in part thanks to this public input that made this all possible.
However, this decision is not yet final.
Once again, I would like to invite all residents to an open house on Thursday, December 7th at the Kanata Recreation Complex (Hall A, 100 Charlie Rogers Pl) to show their support for the recommend route.
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 encourage all residents to attend this important open house and share any further 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