Downtown Ottawa Transit Tunnel (DOTT): Tunney’s Pasture to Blair Station via a Downtown LRT Tunnel
Monday, October 26, 2009
Ottawa City Hall
Main Floor Rotunda Area
110 Laurier Avenue West
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
5, 6, 14, and Transitway routes
The City of Ottawa is undertaking planning and functional design for the DOTT that will result in the expansion and improvement of its downtown rapid transit network. This project is identified as a priority within the City’s Transportation Master Plan Update, which recognized the need for a rapid transit facility fully separated from general traffic through Ottawa’s downtown to accommodate existing and future transit ridership, while improving service reliability.
Rapid Transit Map
Previous open houses provided an overview of potential alignments and alternative station designs, as well as the Maintenance and Storage Facility needed to support operation of the new rapid transit line. In May, 2009 Ottawa City Council approved the recommended alignment and station locations. Since that time the project team has commenced functional design of the project to develop more details regarding the planning, design and construction and cost of all elements of the project.
The City has also carried out a study to determine the appropriate transit technology for the DOTT and future extensions to the City of Ottawa’s rail rapid transit network. The findings and recommendations of this study will be presented as a part of this open house and presentation.
Your Input is Needed!
The open house and presentation will showcase the functional design work that has been completed for the DOTT project as well as the recommendations of the Transit Technology Choice Study. Your participation in this event, which will help shape the future of Ottawa, is important. The open house will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
Information on the DOTT project is available on the City’s website at: ottawa.ca/tunnel. In addition, you can send comments by e-mail, regular mail or fax using the contact information provided below.
Dennis Gratton, MCIP, RPP
Senior Project Manager
Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability Planning and Growth Management Department City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 27890
The Project Environmental Assessment (EA) Phase will be initiated after completion of the Project Planning and Functional Design Phase. This will consist of a co-ordinated EA that meets the requirements of the new “Transit Project Assessment Process” (Ontario Regulation 231/08) under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act (OEAA) and the requirements of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA).
Tunnel de transport en commun dans le centre-ville d’Ottawa (TTCCVO) : De la station du Pr