Transit Project Assessment Process
As part of planning for Stage 2 the Light Rail Transit (LRT) program, an opportunity has been identified to extend LRT from the current planned western terminus of the Confederation Line (Bayshore Station), approximately 2.5 km further west to Moodie Drive, with one station located east of Moodie Drive at Corkstown Road and a Light Maintenance and Storage Facility in the north-west quadrant of Moodie Drive and Corkstown Road.
The rationale for extending LRT beyond the previously identified terminus at Bayshore is to:
- Provide an LRT station in closer proximity to a large employment node (Department of National Defence complex)
- Support a Maintenance and Storage Facility for the operation of the Confederation Line East and West extensions in the west with optimized operational and cost benefits.
The alignment for the proposed LRT extension has been previously approved as part of the approved West Transitway Extension Bayshore Station to Moodie Drive project, and is currently under construction as a BRT facility, with revenue operation expected to commence in late 2017.
Planning efforts have been completed and this project will be assessed according to the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08. As part of the TPAP, an Environmental Project Report will be prepared by the proponent, the City of Ottawa, to document the study process, the environmental conditions, alternatives considered, the planned project, anticipated environmental impacts, appropriate mitigation and the project's consultation program.
During the Notice of Commencement phase of the environmental assessment, copies of the project studies and consultation information will be available to provide interested parties time to review and provide feedback prior to the formal 30-day public review period following the posting of the Notice of Completion.
Interested persons are invited to review the work completed to date during the planning phase including a study summary, previous consultation efforts and reports presented to City Council which are available on the Stage 2 website. A draft Environmental Project Report is currently available on ottawa.ca.
Given the timing and the requirement to incorporate this section into the Stage 2 Request for Proposals process, it is anticipated that the City will issue the Notice of Completion in early September 2017 (which is within the maximum 120-day period in the TPAP Regulation). Notification will be provided in advance of the formal 30-day public review period. Further information on the TPAP is available at: Ontario.ca/document/guide-environmental-assessment-requirements-transit-projects
To Submit Comments
If you have project-related questions or comments, or have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact the Project Manager on behalf of the proponent, the City of Ottawa:
Comments received will be collected under the Environmental Assessment Act and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).
Direct submissions to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act. Unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person.
Notice first published on August 24, 2017.
December 14, 2017 Nepean EMC Advertisement
Please note, on December 14, 2017 an erroneous advertisement was posted in the Nepean EMC indicating that a Notice of Completion had been issued for the Bayshore to Moodie Conversion of BRT to LRT Environmental Assessment. The dates in this advertisement are incorrect and a Notice of Completion has not yet been issued.
The City of Ottawa apologies for this error. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Stage 2 office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.