The cities of Mississauga and Brampton with Metrolinx completed an Environmental Project Report providing an assessment for bringing Light Rail Transit (LRT) to Hurontario-Main Streets. This report is available for public review and comment from June 19 until July 18, 2014.
“Light Rail Transit on Hurontario represents the future of our City,” said Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion. “LRT will get more people using transit and give people the regional transit connections they need. It will make businesses thrive on the corridor and offer new opportunities. It is supported by our Council and our residents. It is our priority and will support future growth.”
“Brampton is committed to creating a world-class transit system that is convenient, reliable and modern. We want to build the right connections for our businesses and our residents. We look forward to continuing to work with Mississauga and Metrolinx as we move closer to building those connections,” said Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell.
“Metrolinx is pleased to reach this important project milestone in partnership with the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga. We want people to be able to move more easily throughout the region, and this is another important step towards improving our regional transportation network with links to expanded GO service, MiWay and Zum.” – Bruce McCuaig, President & CEO, Metrolinx.
Environmental Project Report (EPR)
This report is a requirement of the provincial Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP). It provides detailed information such as:
• background information and purpose of the project
• an assessment of the LRT based on set criteria such as the socio-economic, natural and cultural environments and transportation and utility impacts
• public comments received and responses provided
• description of potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures;
The Hurontario-Main LRT is planned to operate between the Port Credit GO Station in Mississauga to the GO Station in downtown Brampton. The LRT is proposed to have 26 stops on the 23 kilometre roadway with stops in downtown Mississauga City Centre.
Transit Project Assessment Process
Six-month timeline for the TPAP includes
• February 19 – Notice of Commencement – 120 days begins for consultation on positive or negative environmental impacts and preparation of the EPR
• June 19 – Notice of Completion 30 Days for public/government agency review and comment on the Environmental Project Report
• July 19 to August 22 – 35 Days for the Minister of Environment to determine if the project can proceed or requires more work
During the TPAP, the project team will continue to work on the design to be ready for project funding. Staff will report to both Mississauga and Brampton Councils, and the Metrolinx Board of Directors, following the completion of the TPAP.
For more information and a corridor map please visit hurontario-main.ca