This is a slightly political message, but it’s worth posting since the recent bus route changes are of local concern. Problems with the new routes (such as not fully connecting across downtown Ottawa) have lead to this survey to get feedback to present to municipal candidates, and to the formation of the Ottawa Transit Riders’ Group. Continue reading
From: Berlin, Damon <Damon.Berlin@ottawa.ca>
Date: 10 April 2018 at 10:50
Subject: Overhead Catenary System – Electrification
Please be advised that OLRTC has begun with the electrification of segment 1 of the Confederation Line (Tunney’s to West Portal). This is exciting for the project and your ward but it is also important to remember that this is also a new danger that people need to be made aware of. To that end, I am attaching a bilingual education poster for you to share with your community association and neighbours. I will also be sharing this poster with the local schools.
Name the Trains Contest
If you know of a child or youth aged 16 or under who wants to be part of Ottawa’s history? OC Transpo are looking for creative, fun and unique names for each of our 40 train cars: 34 O-Train Confederation Line train cars and 6 O-Train Trillium Line train cars. Submit your name idea from now until Dec. 8, 2017 for your chance to have it featured on an operating O-Train car starting in 2018.
See http://www.octranspo.com/ready4rail for more about using the new rail service. And http://www.ligneconfederationline.ca/ for weekly newsletters (with photos) on construction progress.
In related news, there are bicycle repair spots at 10 OC Transpo stations. Locally, there’s a new one installed on the path at the Westboro station, see https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/road-safety/cycling-safety#bike-repair-station
Following up on the LRT Bus Detour Meeting post, there’s a copy of the presentation materials at http://www.stage2lrt.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/FIN_Scott_Detour_Presentation.pdf (other presentations and reports are at http://www.stage2lrt.ca/resources/).
Councillor Jeff Leiper’s archive of the live stream of the meeting is at https://www.facebook.com/KitchissippiWard/videos/714185092095248/ though there seems to be a longer one (possibly unedited footage) also at https://www.facebook.com/pg/KitchissippiWard/videos/.
Also see https://www.facebook.com/KitchissippiWard/ where there will be a live video stream of the city presentations and Q&A on Facebook starting at 7pm.
The Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road, will host a public information session April 4 so we can learn more about the temporary Scott Street detours coming as part of construction of Phase 2 of the LRT.
At the session, which starts at 6pm, city staff will show the preliminary plans for Scott Street between Tunney’s Pasture and Dominion Station including a temporary Scott Street extension to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway that will run between the Transitway and Workman Avenue. We’ll also hear more about a temporary bridge over the Transitway near Roosevelt Avenue and intersection improvements at Scott Street and Lanark Avenue/Island Park Drive.
If you’re interested in maps and station plans of where the O-Train will go, more of them are now available online. Though for our neighbourhood, it’s pretty well settled that it will be in the existing transitway trench beside Scott … Continue reading