‘Ottawa’ Planning Begins For Kanata LRT link
The city has set the stage to extend light rail to Kanata.
Mayor Jim Watson announced Wedensday morning that the city is beginning an Environmental Assessment to extend the rail line from Bayshore Station to Palladium Drive.
“After the North-South LRT project was cancelled a decade ago, many residents thought they wouldn’t see LRT in their lifetime,” Watson said in a statement. “But, since that time, successive Councils have made light rail transit the City’s number one priority – and we have made sure that our federal and provincial partners know that Ottawa is ready for rail.”
The first stage of the assessment will be done this summer and will be presented to the Transportation Committee in September. It is expected to cost $2 million to $3 million, Watson said, with the costs to be shared between the city and the federal government. The complete assessment will take two years.