Council has approved the Rapid Transit Master Plan

At its meeting on July 25, 2017, City Council approved the Rapid Transit Master Plan and Updated Business Case.

The Master Plan addresses Phase 1 and 2 of the Environmental Assessment process and concludes with a Public Review Period to provide Londoners an opportunity to comment on the Bus Rapid Transit Network. Learn more about the next stage of the study process at

The 45-day Public Review Period for the Rapid Transit Master Plan is open from August 3 to September 18, 2017.

Check out the complete Rapid Transit Master Plan under Shift Resources. Hard Copies are available at City Hall, the LTC downtown office and London Public Library branches citywide.

We want your feedback. Comments collected during the public review period will inform the project moving forward through next phase of the study. What questions do you feel we can answer in more detail going forward?

Your input will help guide the preliminary engineering design to deliver the best Rapid Transit Network for London.

Send comments and feedback to:

Jennie Ramsay, P. Eng.
Project Director, Rapid Transit
City of London
Tel: (519 ) 661-2489 x 5823


Brian Hollingworth, P. Eng.
IBI Group
Tel: (519) 472-7328


Rapid Transit Master Plan and Business Case Ready for Council Approval

On May 16th 2017, Council approved the revised Bus Rapid Transit Network.  With Council’s approval of the corridors, the Shift project team has completed the Rapid Transit Master Plan for approval and initiation of the Public Review period.  Check out the approved Bus Rapid Transit corridors.

On July 24th, Council’s Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee (SPPC) will consider the finalized Rapid Transit Master Plan and updated Business Case with staff’s recommendation of the following:

  • Approval of Rapid Transit Master Plan Documents;
  • Initiation of the Public Review Period;
  • Progressing Provincial and Federal funding submissions; and
  • Approval of an updated Rapid Transit Budget.


SPPC starts at 4pm Monday.  As always, attend or tune in live at

The full Rapid Transit Master Plan report and all appendices are available for review under the Shift Resources Tab.

The Rapid Transit Master Plan addresses Phase 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process and with Council Approval of the Master Plan, the EA process will continue following the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP).


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If streets shape neighbourhoods then our mode of transportation shapes the streets.

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