Public Information Centre #2 – November 24, 2011
NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE #2
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Studies
Dundas Street (Regional Road 5) from Brant Street
(Regional Road 18) to Trafalgar Road (Regional Road 3)
Trafalgar Road (Regional Road 3) from Cornwall Road to 407 ETR
PR-2079A & PR-2417A
DUNDAS STREET (REG. RD. 5)
(REG. RD. 18)
GUELPH LINE (REG. RD. 1)
APPLEBY LINE (REG. RD. 20)
BRONTE ROAD (REG.RD.
TRAFALGAR ROAD (REG.
Halton Region has initiated separate Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Studies for both the
Dundas Street (Brant Street to Trafalgar Road) and Trafalgar Road (Cornwall Road
to 407 ETR) Corridors for the provision of Higher Order Transit together with the
City of Burlington and Town of Oakville. These studies provide an opportunity to
develop multi-modal transportation improvements along Dundas Street, Trafalgar
Road and other transit supportive corridors so that people living or working in Halton
Region have a better alternative to automotive travel. Halton Region recognizes the
importance of providing travel choices. This study also provides an opportunity to
provide enhanced corridors for pedestrians and cyclists that integrate new land uses
with existing heritage and natural features.
These studies will be completed in accordance with the Ministry of Environment’s
Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) – an Environmental Assessment process
specifically developed for transit initiatives. Both BRT Studies build on work
previously completed through the ongoing Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
(EA) Studies that were previously initiated for both corridors.
The first Public Information Centre for the Dundas Street Corridor was held on June
23rd, 2011 and June 16th, 2010 for the Trafalgar Road Corridor to obtain public
input on the problems being addressed, the alternatives being considered, and the
preliminary factors for analyzing and evaluating the alternatives. Since then, the
preferred alternatives for the Dundas Street Corridor and Trafalgar Road Corridor have
been determined taking into consideration the problems being addressed and the
comments received from agencies and the public. The preferred alternative for both
the Dundas Street Corridor and Trafalgar Road Corridor includes staging of exclusive
Curb Bus Rapid Transit facilities as well as transit priority intersection improvements
along support corridors.
A second combined Public Information Centre has been arranged to provide an
opportunity for residents, businesses, agencies and other interested individuals to
review the preliminary preferred alternatives and receive comments. Following the
Public Information Centre, the preliminary preferred alternatives will be reviewed
taking into consideration the comments received.