Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP)

Once the RTMP is adopted by City Council, the environmental assessment process will continue following the Transit Project Assessment Process. 

TPAP Pre-Planning

Pre-planning activities will be undertaken to develop a preliminary engineering design, conduct public and stakeholder consultation, identify impacts and propose mitigation measures. The pre-planning activities will also include additional assessment of impacts to natural, cultural, archaeological and socio-economic environments and develop appropriate mitigation measures including monitoring. The entirety of the BRT Network will be assessed in the development of the preliminary engineering design.

The Assessment Process:

The TPAP provides a defined approvals process for transit projects that has been successfully followed by many transit authorities across the province since its introduction in 2008. The TPAP focuses on the assessment of potential impacts of the selected transit project, in this case the 24-km BRT Network. 

Upcoming Phases

 

TPAP Pre-Planning Activities

  • Engage with residents, businesses, Indigenous communities (or First Nations), Metis, review agencies, and other stakeholders
  • Alternative transit lane configurations
  • Alternative intersection lane configurations
  • Active transportation facilities
  • Refine station locations
  • Mitigate impacts to property, cultural and natural features
  • Utility and public servicing strategy
  • Complete preliminary engineering design
  • Update cost estimates
  • Update phasing strategy
  • Prepare a draft Environmental Project Report

Formal TPAP Process

  • Notice of Commencement for 120-day TPAP
  • Formal public engagement with residents, businesses, Indigenous communities (or First Nations), Metis, review agencies, and other stakeholders
  • Agency review of draft Environmental Project Report
  • 30-day public review of Environmental Project Report
  • 35-day Ministerial Review

Detailed Design

  • Detail design drawings
  • Mitigating construction impacts
  • Construction phasing and traffic management plans
  • Property acquisition plans
  • Utility relocation plans
  • Tree protection plans
  • Environmental and cultural monitoring plans
  • Travel demand management plans
  • Parking and access plans
  • Final cost estimates