The City of Ottawa and OC Transpo are continuously looking for ways to improve the transportation system that services close to 370,000 riders daily. In efforts to provide better access to transportation, mange service reliability, and service future growth the City has approved plans to extend the Transitway.
The City of Ottawa will be extending the Transitway west from Bayshore Station along Corkstown Road towards Kanata. As illustrated in the diagram below, the new Corkstown Station will be constructed east of the intersection at Moodie Drive and Corkstown Road. This will increase the reliability of OC Transpo by removing public transit from mixed traffic on Highway 417.
In addition, the new station will provide better access for existing and future community needs as younger families move into the area. For further convenience, the station will provide drop-off/pick-up points.
The original design proposal suggested constructing the station on a bridge, but has been revised to include a proposed new station at street level saving $22 million. This plan would also facilitate future planned transit developments outlined in the City of Ottawa Transportation Master Plan.
Work on the extended Transitway is expected to begin in late 2015 and service for the public is expected to be available by late 2017.
I believe it is my responsibility to represent the best interests of Ottawa at large and of the residents of Bay Ward. This project accomplishes that.
It will mean more reliable service for commuters going downtown because buses will arrive on time from the west end as they will not be stuck in traffic on the 417 during the morning rush. It will also mean a smoother ride home without a backlog on the Transitway because of that same traffic in the afternoon rush.
Our office is working with City staff to collect extensive feedback to address concerns and provide information to the community and strongly engagement.
The goal is work together with the City and the community to address any concerns you may have within the City’s fiscal capabilities.
If you have any comments, questions or concerns about the project please contact City staff who are taking the lead on the project:
Jeffrey Waara, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Infrastructure Services Department
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Crescent, 6th floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: (613) 580-2424 ext. 27805
Fax: (613) 560-6064
Patrick Hill, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
MMM Group Limited
1145 Hunt Club Road
Ottawa, ON K1V 0Y3
Tel: (613) 736-7200 ext. 3241
Fax: (613) 736-8710
As always, you can write to my team at Mark.Taylor@Ottawa.ca.