The Environmental Assessment for London’s Rapid Transit Initiative is now complete.
On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the City of London received a “Notice to Proceed with Transit Project” from Ontario’s Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks. The notice allows the City to proceed with any or all components of the Bus Rapid Transit project in accordance with the Environmental Project Report.
“Reaching this project milestone provides the foundation to move forward with the parts of the plan that City Council has prioritized,” said London’s Rapid Transit Director Jennie Ramsay.
Council recently decided to advance three components of the rapid transit plan for funding consideration at this time: The Downtown Loop, the Wellington Gateway and the East London Link. As part of the funding submission, the City is continuing to work with the Province to provide information on these projects, along with seven other transit- and transit-supportive projects Council identified as priorities.
The engineering work, technical studies and consultation related to the project are contained in the Environmental Project Report. The Environmental Assessment is a planning phase that informs detail design, property acquisition and construction of a project.