Ottawa has seen much debate over the past few years resulting in the understanding that we need some form of rapid transit rather than simply buses and bus roads. The new Light Rail plans could help bring Ottawa into a new era. To date we have just had the O-Train opened within the last couple of years, which sort of runs north-south through the city on an old track as a test site which is really taking people from nowhere to nowhere.
The Light Rail plans for Ottawa seem to change by the day at present. To find out the latest visit the The Citizen’s site at http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/features/gettingthere/index.html
The latest plan “Transportation Master Plan Update” approved by the city councillors on November 28, 2008 is decribed on the city site at http://ottawa.ca/residents/public_consult/beyond_2020/tmp/index_en.html
A copy of the master plan can be found at the City of Ottawa’s website here.