Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Light rail coming, Bus rapid transit ending

As I posted last year, the end is near for what was once called the prime example of bus rapid transit in North America. In yesterday's Ottawa Citizen:

The tunnel is to anchor the planned multibillion-dollar rapid-transit, light-rail network, which was approved by a 22-to-2 council vote last year.

Construction of the network is to start with the tunnel, which would be 3.2 kilometres long, and an east-west, 12.5-kilometre transit line from Blair Road to Tunney’s Pasture along the current transitway and through the tunnel at an estimated cost of $1.4 billion.

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