The City of Ottawa held a Light Rail Transit (LRT) Technology Forum on June 19 & 20, 2009. It had presentation slides and recorded presentations from other cities and from transit vehicle vendors, as well as background documents. It was basically the start for a discussion about what rail transit system technology or technologies the city should choose.
If you want to see info on the final decision the City made, read Ottawa 2009 Rail System Selection.
In typical City (and NCC) fashion the entire LRT Technology Forum website was deleted, so the best one can do is try to reconstruct something from the shattered fragments of the site that happened to be archived in the Internet Archive (in general this is a haphazard automatic process, unless someone takes the time to manually archive pages and files). Note that the Archive doesn’t automatically save PDFs, so most of the PDF links on archived webpages won’t work, unless specifically highlighted below. Archive date in parentheses after each link.
Main page (November 2, 2011)
- Background (June 18, 2009)
- Display Boards – only the page text, none of the images (archived March 23, 2011 except TMP page March 22, 2011)
- Purpose of the Technology Review
- [2008 Transportation Master Plan] TMP Rapid Transit Network and Corridor Segments
- Climate Considerations
- Regulatory Framework
- Degree of corridor segregation
- Power Collection Systems
- Signalling systems
- Driver operations vs. Automatic Vehicles
- Single versus Multiple Vehicle-type Fleet
- Low Floor versus High Floor Vehicles
- Next Steps / Your Input is Valuable
- Photo Gallery (June 18, 2009) – kind of useless because while the page is archived, none of the photos on it are
- Presentations (page not archived)
- Read all about it – LRT technology education begins here / Discussion Papers (October 30, 2009) – useless because page links to the 8 discussion papers bundled into a single background_papers_en.pdf file, but that PDF wasn’t archived and neither were any of the sub-pages listed below
- Executive Summary
- Glossary of terms and abbreviations
- Automation versus driver-operated vehicles
- Climate considerations
- Low-Floor and High-Floor Vehicle Characteristics and System Implications
- Single Versus Multiple Vehicle-type Fleet
- Power Collection and Distributions Systems
- Regulatory Framework
- Degree of Corridor Segregation
- Signalling Systems
- Schedule of Events (June 18, 2009)
It looks like cities presented on June 19 and vendors presented on June 20, 2009.
Transportation manufacturers’ presentations June 20, 2009:
9:30 – 9:55 a.m. – Alstom (not archived)
9:55 – 10:20 a.m. – Bombardier (not archived)
10:20 – 10:45 a.m. – Kinkisharyo (PDF, December 29, 2009)
I found some interesting single slides from the Alstom and Bombardier presentations on Urban Toronto. Of particular note, Alstom appears to recommend a metro for Ottawa, rather than an LRT.
Bombardier clearly needs a better graphic designer. ART stands for Advanced Rapid Transit, and is basically a Bombardier branding for a particular type of metro.
The Toronto presentation depicted modes and passengers per hour grouped into separated (“exclusive”) or non-separated Rights of Way (ROWs).
More Missing Presentations
- toronto_en.pdf (slides for Mitch Stambler presentation)
- jun_19/toronto_mitch_stambler.wmv (Mitch Stambler, Toronto)