STO is proposing a rapid transit system in the west end of Gatineau that would connect to Ottawa by a tramway over the Portage Bridge.
They are consulting on the options for integrating this tram on the Ottawa side. The options they propose are surface rail on Wellington or a tunnel under Sparks. The consultation closes July 19, 2020.
- Press release June 22, 2020: Connecting public transit between Gatineau and Ottawa – Consultations on options for a future tram linking Gatineau’s west end and the downtowns of both cities now open / Projet structurant de transport collectif entre l’ouest de Gatineau et les centres-villes de Gatineau et d’Ottawa – Consultations sur les options d’aménagement d’un futur tramway
There is a really extensive (as in, very long web page) background overview presenting the analysis and options:
- Dedicated Public Transit System Between Gatineau’s West End and the Downtowns of Gatineau and Ottawa
- Projet structurant de transport collectif entre l’ouest de Gatineau et les centres-villes de Gatineau et d’Ottawa
The consultation closes July 19, 2020.
For more information, you can see my previous blog post proposed rail transit for Gatineau west end – May 2020 update to City of Ottawa.