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Category: Stage 2

City secures funding to extend O-Train Trillium Line to the heart of Riverside South

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson was joined today by The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Ottawa West—Nepean, to announce provincial funding for the proposed O-Train Trillium Line extension from Earl Armstrong/Bowesville Station to Limebank Road as part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The Province of Ontario is…
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City proposes improvements to Trillium Line extension south

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson announced today a new alignment for the O-Train Trillium Line extension as part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit project. The new alignment would move Bowesville Station to the edge of the urban boundary just southeast of the Bowesville and Earl Armstrong intersection, bringing rail almost a full kilometre…
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City of Ottawa secures funding for Stage 2 LRT

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson was pleased to welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Belfast Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility today, where the Government of Canada announced its financial support for the Stage 2 LRT project. The federal government has pledged to contribute up to $1.09 billion in total eligible costs to Stage 2…
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Council approves Stage 2 plan to build rail to east, west and south

Ottawa – City Council today approved moving ahead with the Stage 2 project to bring light rail transit farther and faster to communities in the east, the west and the south. The Stage 2 report approved by Council includes recommendations changing the scope of the light rail transit (LRT) project, the procurement model and the…
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Public Information Session on Stage 2 LRT

Residents are invited to participate in an online interactive public information session on the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, the largest infrastructure project in the City’s history, where they will have the opportunity to ask questions in person or via Facebook Live. On Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m., City staff will deliver…
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City shares significant news about plans to move forward with Stage 2 Light Rail Transit

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee, Councillor Stephen Blais, Chair of the Transit Commission, and City of Ottawa staff today shared significant news about plans to move forward with the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project. City Staff also provided a detailed presentation of a related report…
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Historic transit win for Ottawa residents

On June 3, the Province of Ontario announced an investment of $1 billion towards the City’s Stage 2 LRT initiative, plus 50 per cent of the cost associated with extending the O-Train system to the airport and from Place d’Orléans to Trim. This is a total investment of $1.16 billion. This is an historic vote…
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Ontario Committing More Than $1 Billion for Stage 2 LRT in Ottawa

Today, the Province of Ontario announced more than $1 billion in funding towards the City of Ottawa’s Stage 2 LRT expansion project. This historic investment in our City will boost our economy, connect our city and improve the quality of life of residents. Read the official Province of Ontario News Release below   News Release Ontario Committing…
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City of Ottawa and partners launch Stage 2 LRT funding request

Stage 2 LRT – Mayor’s Message from Ottawa Light Rail on Vimeo.   Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Council members, and representatives from Ottawa’s business, tourism and academic communities have united together to officially launch the City’s LRT Stage 2 funding request to the federal and provincial governments. The Stage 2 project will further reduce…
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WLRT Corridor Recommendation

I am writing to update you on the work undertaken by the NCC-City Working Group regarding the western light rail transit (LRT) corridor. I am pleased to inform you that the Working Group has reached an agreement in principle, which was announced at a joint press conference with the NCC this morning. This agreement meets…
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