Rapid Transit Implementation Working Group meeting - October 12th

The next Rapid Transit Implementation Working Group (RTIWG) meeting will be held on Thursday, October 12th at 4:30 pm.

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What is on the agenda?

The Rapid Transit Implementation Office (RTIO) will provide a consultation and technical work update, as well as touch base on the LTC Rapid Transit Integration, and next steps for the project.

How to get involved?

Have questions or comments? Email us at shift@london.ca. 

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Rapid Transit met with key stakeholder groups and advisory committees this week

Throughout this week the Rapid Transit Team met with various Stakeholder Groups to hear their ideas, questions and concerns.

During our Community Stakeholder Group meeting, there were representatives from Brescia University College, CF Masonville Place, Citi Plaza, Fanshawe College, Huron University College, Kings University College, London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph's Health Care London, Thames Valley District School Board, Western University, and White Oaks Mall. This was followed by additional one-on-one meetings with Citi Plaza, Emergency Services, CF Masonville Place, White Oaks Mall, Technical Agencies, and Fanshawe College. 

We held a design charrette (workshop) with Western University in which we focused on design concepts for the campus area. 

In addition, we met with a number of key Municipal Advisory Committees to help us shape the concept alternatives for the approved RT corridors, including the Cycling Advisory Committee; Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee, London Advisory Committee on Heritage, Transportation Advisory Committee, and Trees and Forests Advisory Committee.

 

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Coming up

  • Heritage workshop with London Advisory Committee on Heritage (LACH) and other heritage stakeholders
  • Meetings with other Municipal Advisory Committees
  • Public Station and Streetscape Design Charrette

We will be sharing some of the questions and great ideas that came out of these discussions in our next Shift Newsletter.  Make sure to sign up to receive the next issue, and follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram at @ShiftLdnOnt.

 

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What's next for Shift?

The formal 45-day Public Review Period for the Rapid Transit Master Plan ended on September 18, 2017; however, there will be more opportunities for you to provide input as we enter the next phase of the project. 

Phases 3 and 4 of the Environmental Assessment (EA) include the development of alternative design concepts, and the evaluation of design alternatives and draft Environmental Project Report (EPR). Phase 3 will focus on Pre-planning and Consultation activities for Phase 4: Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP).

Throughout Phase 3, Shift will continue to develop communications and consultation initiatives to work with the public and stakeholders to identify and evaluate design alternatives for the approved corridors, and develop a preliminary engineering design. Phase 4 is expected to begin March 2018.

How can you get involved?

  • Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @ShiftLdnOnt.
  • Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news and updates.
  • Attend our next Public Information Centre (PIC). Date and locations will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned!

 If you have questions or feedback about the project email us at shift@london.ca

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RTIWG meeting on September 14th - Materials now available

The Rapid Transit Implementation Office (RTIO) will provide an update on the Shift Rapid Transit Initiative to the Rapid Transit Implementation Working Group (RTIWG) on September 14, 2017. Here are the documents that will be brought forward:

Keep sending us your comments and questions to shift@london.ca!

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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 shiftlondon.ca/study_process

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: shift@london.ca

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

     

Brian Hollingworth, P. Eng.
Director
IBI Group
Tel: (519) 472-7328
bhollingworth@IBIgroup.com

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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 www.london.ca.

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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We're Moving Forward!

After careful review of a variety of alternatives, on May 16th, 2017, London City Council took the important step of selecting the corridors that will make up the City’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network. At the recommendation of staff, Council approved a refined version of L and 7-shaped corridors bisecting the City.

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Shift Rapid Transit Recommendation

The question has been asked, what has changed? Simple answer.  Timing.  The preliminary recommendation that was identified in November is still the longer term solution.

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London's Downtown Belongs to Everyone and is Our Calling Card to the World

With more and more people seeking to call urban areas their home, we must focus more on transportation to get them around the city.

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The Stars are Seldom this Well Aligned


In order to compete in an increasingly globalized economy where both capital and labour can move around the world, London needs a strategy to attract and retain talent.

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