Wednesday, November 19, 2008

TransitOttawa on Rogers TV tonight UPDATE: Show cancelled

Tune in to Rogers Community Television (cable 22 in Ottawa) from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) for a panel discussion of the city's Transportation Master Plan, as well as a discussion of the recently-proposed Light Rail Now! alternative transit option.

The appearance will be on Talk Ottawa, a show about municipal issues of the day hosted by James Hendricks. Also on the panel will be Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Christine Leadman as well as sustainable transport consultant and retired University of Ottawa professor Barry Wellar. There will be an opportunity for viewers to call in with questions for the panel, so tune in to discuss issues surrounding the transportation master plan and the Doucet/Leadman Light Rail Now! transit alternative, as well as any other transit issues that come up.

UPDATE: Because the Doucet/Leadman Light Rail Now! proposition (which was to be the panel's main talking point for the show) was soundly defeated in committee Wednesday afternoon, the transit-focussed episode of Talk Ottawa was cancelled. Sorry to anyone who was planning on tuning in (or did tune in), but there will likely be another transit panel on in the future, so I will keep you posted.