Ottawa Light Rail Transit LRT Technology Forum 2009

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)

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)

Slides from the vendor and city presentations

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.

Ottawa LRT Tech Forum 2009 - Alstom - Transit Systems per traffic needs

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.

Ottawa LRT Tech Forum 2009 - Bombardier - Each technology has its own domain

The Toronto presentation depicted modes and passengers per hour grouped into separated (“exclusive”) or non-separated Rights of Way (ROWs).

Ottawa LRT Tech Forum 2009 - TTC - Transit ROWs and Technologies

More Missing Presentations

  • calgary_en.pdf
  • vancouver_en.pdf
  • toronto_en.pdf (slides for Mitch Stambler presentation)

Missing Videos

  • jun_19/toronto_mitch_stambler.wmv (Mitch Stambler, Toronto)

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