Ottawa Light Rail Transit - Confederation Line and Highway 417 Widening Project
- City of Ottawa
- Project Type:
- DBFM - Design, Build, Finance and Maintain
- Infrastructure Type:
About the Project
- the The City of Ottawa is delivering the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) - Confederation Line which also includes building and financing the widening of Highway 417.
- The OLRT will be publicly owned; it will be integrated into the City of Ottawa's existing transit service, OC Transpo.
- The City of Ottawa will continue to set transit fare rates and customer service standards.
Infrastructure Ontario's Role
- Infrastructure Ontario acted as P3 Commercial Procurement Advisor providing advice to the City during the procurement phase.
The OLRT project includes:
- a 12.5-kilometre line along the existing Bus Route System (BRT) corridor from Blair Road in the east to Tunney's Pasture in the west
- a tunnel through the downtown core
- 13 stations, including three underground stations
Community And Green Benefits
- A reduced number of buses travelling through the downtown core and increased quality of life for commuters requiring less time for daily travel.
- Less traffic congestion, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption.
- A more pedestrian and cycling friendly downtown core.
- Job creation during the design and construction phases of the project.