Friday, June 12, 2009

LRT Technology Forum on June 20

The City of Ottawa will be hosting a Light-Rail Transit Technology Forum at City Hall on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at some undetermined time (there's no time noted on the city's website, From what I understand, the forum will be an informational session which will discuss the city's options with regards to electricicty distribution through the line, choosing between a drivered or driverless train, and other technological decisions to be made.

From the City's website:

Ottawa City Council approved the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) in November 2008, including a vision for achieving an integrated, citywide transit solution to better serve communities across Ottawa. The specific type of technology needed to achieve this vision has yet to be identified.

To address the technology issue, the City of Ottawa is hosting an LRT Technology Forum on June 20, 2009 that will bring together transit experts, technology providers and key stakeholders to identify the best transit technology options for the City’s new LRT system.

Residents are invited to take part in the Forum on Saturday, June 20. Presentations by staff and technology providers will be followed by small group discussions. There will also be an opportunity to visit displays and engage with other participants and technology providers.

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