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					Waterloo Region
 Rapid Transit




     Docs xxx May 2011
     Presentation Outline
•   Why rapid transit
•   Why LRT instead of BRT
•   Which LRT option for Stages 1 & 2
•   What increase in bus service
•   Next steps
                 Growth




• Nearly 200,000 people and 80,000 jobs added
  by 2031 - like adding another Kitchener
                   Growth
• Want to intensify, not grow out – control
  urban sprawl
                   Growth
• Like the decision to build the expressway in
  the 1960s, the Region faces tough decisions
  regarding rapid transit
       Costs of Business-as-Usual
  No rapid transit
• Road expansion
  costs of $1.4 to $1.5
  billion
• More lanes, more
  congestion in
  mature areas
Westmount Road – 4 lanes
                           Westmount Road near
                           Glasgow Street
Westmount Road – 6 lanes
                           Westmount Road near
                           Glasgow Street
       Costs of Business-as-Usual
  No rapid transit        With rapid transit
• Road expansion          • Road expansion costs
  costs of $1.4 to $1.5     reduced by $400 to
  billion                   $500 million
• More lanes, more        • Provincial & Federal
  congestion in             funding up to $565
  mature areas              million
   “I live in the townships.
What's in rapid transit for me?”
• Less urban sprawl – maintenance of rural
  lifestyle
• Protection of some of the best farmland in
  Canada
• Less traffic
• Protection of water source areas
• Protection of sensitive environmental
  landscapes
    “I live in the suburbs.
What's in rapid transit for me?”
• Intensification in the core – maintenance of
  suburban lifestyle
• Less congestion on local and arterial roads
• Fewer disruptive road widenings through
  mature neighbourhoods
• Better bus service to major destinations,
  integrated with rapid transit
• Attractive destinations in the core for
  daytime, evening and weekend activities
“I live in the central transit corridor.
   What's in rapid transit for me?”
• Fast, convenient transit:
    •    within walking distance
    •   coming every 7.5 minutes
    •   for work, school, shopping, entertainment
    •   connecting to GO, VIA & major destinations
•   Less traffic congestion
•   Better health
•   Attractive, liveable, vibrant urban spaces
•   A prosperous region
     Rapid transit
     is preferred
over business-as-usual
       Rapid Transit Technology
• Aerobus                 • Light Rail Transit
• Automated               • Magnetic Levitation
  Guideway Transit        • Monorail
• Bus Rapid Transit       • Personal Rapid
• Commuter Rail             Transit System
• Diesel Multiple Units   • Subway
       Rapid Transit Technology
• Aerobus                 • Light Rail Transit
• Automated               • Magnetic Levitation
  Guideway Transit        • Monorail
• Bus Rapid Transit       • Personal Rapid
• Commuter Rail             Transit System
• Diesel Multiple Units   • Subway
Rapid Transit Technology


        rapidway




        rapidway
BRT - before
BRT - after
LRT - before
LRT - after
    Moving Forward Transit Program
•   Rapid transit
•   GRT re-orientation & expansion
•   Integration with GO & VIA
•   Intelligent Transportation Systems
•   Smart card technology
•   Transit stations
•   Road improvements
•   Park ‘n’ ride facilities
cost
user

environmental
land use

social


cost
user

environmental
                Evaluation of Technology




land use

social
Comparing BRT & LRT: CAPACITY


                        standard bus


                       articulated bus



                         two-car train
Comparing BRT & LRT: CAPACITY



         Ottawa: BRT at capacity
   Comparing BRT & LRT: CAPACITY
             BRT                          LRT
• Over capacity by 2031         • Capacity beyond 2031
• Signal priority impractical   • More room for
• No room for more buses          passengers
                                • More doors
                                • Signal priority
    Converting to LRT
Very difficult to convert BRT to
  LRT
   – High investment
   – BRT at capacity
   – Service disruption
LRT Staging: Other Municipalities
   Length of LRT Constructed (km)
                                LRT Staging: Waterloo Region
                                Existing Passenger Activity in CTC
passenger boardings / weekday




                                         6,400              29,200
                                        south of              north of
                                   Fairview Park Mall   Fairview Park Mall
       aBRT


VIVA




ZÜM
               aBRT
Bus by-pass shoulders (for BRT & aBRT)
Implementation Options
      10 options
Implementation Options
     L1, L2, L3 & L4
     36 km of rapid transit
     from Conestoga Mall
   to the Ainslie St Terminal

 Changes from LRT to aBRT at:
     L1 – Ottawa St
     L2 – Block Line Road
     L3 – Fairview Park Mall
     L4 – Sportsworld Dr
Implementation Options
     L5, L6, L7 & L8
     34 km of rapid transit
       from Northfield Dr
   to the Ainslie St Terminal

 Changes from LRT to aBRT at:
     L5 – Ottawa St
     L6 – Block Line Road
     L7 – Fairview Park Mall
     L8 – Sportsworld Dr
Implementation Options
       L9, B10
     L9, B10: rapid transit
   from St Jacobs Farmers’
             Market
  to the Ainslie St Terminal

     L9 – all LRT (39 km)
    B10 – all BRT (38 km)
February-March Public Consultation


                 Which
          rapid transit option
           provides the best
                 value?
February-March Public Consultation
February-March Public Consultation
       615 respondents support
     LRT, BRT or business-as-usual
February-March Public Consultation
     464 respondents support LRT
February-March Public Consultation


       Of all 705 respondents:
       • 78% support rapid transit
       • 66% support LRT
Peer Review Panel
 Expertise in:
 • Transportation
 • Transit
 • Urban planning
 • City-building
          Peer Review Panel
• George Dark: Partner, Urban Strategies Inc.
• Eric Miller: Director of Cities Centre,
  University of Toronto
• John Hubbell: Associate VP, HDR iTrans
• Ashley Curtis: Associate, Steer Davies Gleave
• Alan Jones: Director, Steer Davies Gleave
     Peer Review Panel


               LRT :
          a critical step
   towards meeting the Region’s
growth and revitalization objectives
   Peer Review Panel
               aBRT
  will provide excellent service
in a financially prudent manner

      All transit systems
           are built in
             phases
    Peer Review Panel


                L3
has the greatest potential to build
             success
     LRT
is preferred
  over BRT
Evaluation of LRT Options
     L3
is preferred
for Stage 1
Stage 1
Preliminary Preferred
Rapid Transit Implementation Option
Stage 2
Rapid Transit System
         Stage 2 Implementation
•   Stage 2 Transit Project Assessment 2014
•   Acquire property
•   Transit-supportive development & strategies
•   Stage 2 Federal & Provincial funding
•   Cambridge multi-modal transit facility
  An integrated transit network
L3 + 40% more bus service = 2% tax increase

L3 + 25% more bus service = 1.5% tax increase

L1 + 40% more bus service = 1.5% tax increase
  An integrated transit network
L3 + 40% more bus service = 2% tax increase

L3 + 25% more bus service = 1.5% tax increase

L1 + 40% more bus service = 1.5% tax increase
Financing
        Next Steps
Apr-May: public consultation

June: Council approval



July-Sept:Environmental Project Report



Oct: beginTransit Project Assessment
        April-May Public Consultation
•   Apr 30: Kitchener Farmers Market   •   May 10: Kitchener
•   Apr 30: Cambridge Centre Mall      •   May 10: Cambridge
•   May 3: St. Jacobs                  •   May 12: Wilmot
•   May 4: Kitchener                   •   May 12: North Dumfries
•   May 4: Waterloo                    •   May 14: Fairview Park Mall
•   May 5: Waterloo                    •   May 14: Conestoga Mall
•   May 5: Cambridge                   •   May 18: Wellesley
April-May Public Consultation
   • Public Input Meetings
     – In Regional Council Chambers
     – Starting at 6 p.m.


   • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
   • Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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