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Experience Ottawa’s new light rail vehicle at Aberdeen Pavilion

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, January 30, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Experience Ottawa’s new light rail vehicle at Aberdeen Pavilion
Ottawa residents now have the opportunity to get an up-close look at the future of Ottawa transit. A full-sized mock-up of the Alstom Citadis Spirit light rail vehicle, which will roll on the O-Train Confederation Line and will serve as the backbone of Ottawa’s new light rail transit system, is on display at the Aberdeen Pavilion at the new Lansdowne Park.

The display is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until the end of March. Visitors can climb aboard and explore this fast, safe and reliable vehicle, as well as learn more about the O-Train Confederation Line.

Orléans LRT & HWY 174 Widening Environmental Assessment Open Houses

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Orléans LRT & HWY 174 Widening Environmental Assessment Open Houses
Confederation Line East LRT Extension
The City of Ottawa is undertaking an Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the extension of LRT from Blair Station to Trim Road along the Ottawa Road 174 (OR174) corridor in accordance with the Transit Projects Assessment Process. This LRT line will provide fast, reliable service to the communities of Beacon Hill, Blackburn Hamlet, Orleans, and rural Cumberland. A total of eight stations are proposed between Blair Station and the Trim Park and Ride.

Highway 174/County Road 17 Widening
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell in partnership with the City of Ottawa are undertaking a Class EA study for the OR174 and Prescott-Russell County Road 17 (CR17) corridor from Highway 417 to County Road 8 (Landry Road). This Study is being carried out in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule ‘C’ project under the Municipal Class EA process.

Blais to Steer Transit Commission

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais to Steer Transit Commission
Unanimously Chosen by Peers

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais calls it an honour to be chosen by Ottawa City Council to Chair the Transit Commission.

“I am honoured that the Mayor and my council colleagues have faith in my abilities to Chair the Transit Commission,” says Councillor Blais. “One of my first campaign promises when I first ran for council was the creation of a transit commission and I am honoured to now be charged with steering its direction over the next four years.”