Moving Forward with Ottawa's Transportation Future Aller de l'avant avec le syst

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.

Transit Routes:

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.

Project Information

Information on the DOTT project is available on the City’s website at: In addition, you can send comments by e-mail, regular mail or fax using the contact information provided below.

Project Contact

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

Fax: 613-580-2578


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


Ottawa to Host Light Rail Transit (LRT) Technology Forum June 20, 2009

Ottawa City Council approved the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) in November 2008, including a vision for achieving an integrated, citywide transit solution to better serve communities across Ottawa. The specific type of technology needed to achieve this vision has yet to be identified.

To address the technology issue, the City of Ottawa is hosting an LRT Technology Forum on June 20, 2009 that will bring together the public, transit experts, technology providers and key stakeholders to identify the best transit technology options for the City

Upcoming meeting on the proposed realignment of the transit tunnel

From an email from Christine Leadman:

I would like to make you award of a meeting I’m holding on May 26 at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. W., regarding the newly proposed realignment of the transit tunnel.

Myself, accompanied by an internationally renowned transit engineer, will examine in detail the current issues with the recently introduced Downtown Ottawa Transit Tunnel (DOTT) environmental assessment at the community open house. The meeting will cover the proposed plan