Next round of public consultations scheduled for Stage 2 ION

Posted on Friday January 13, 2017

Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo is continuing public consultation on Stage 2 ION, light rail transit (LRT) from Kitchener to Cambridge. Three upcoming Public Consultation Centre’s (PCCs) offer an opportunity for residents to provide feedback on the preliminary preferred route:

  • February 23: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lions Arena (Hall), 20 Rittenhouse Road, Kitchener.
  • Tuesday, February 28: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kin Club of Cambridge, 1400 Hamilton Street, Cambridge
  • Wednesday, March 1: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Newfoundland Club, 1500 Dunbar Road, Cambridge

A further round of PCCs is scheduled for late-2017. Following this, a preferred Stage 2 ION LRT route will be presented to Regional Council for their consideration.

The first round of Stage 2 ION public consultations took place in the fall of 2015 and focused on route alternatives, with more than 100 community members taking part. The Region received a wide range of feedback at the PCCs, by email, and through the project website. This input, along with other selection criteria, was used to help determine the preliminary preferred route that will be presented to the public in February.

ION bus rapid transit (BRT) service began in September 2015 and is the first step to providing LRT in Cambridge. Stage 2 ION will see the ION BRT service between Kitchener and Cambridge converted to LRT, creating a continuous LRT network across the region’s three urban centres.

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For more information on Stage 2 ION, visit www.stage2ION.ca, or please contact:

 

Paula Sawicki, ION Manager, Coordination, 519-575-4757 ext. 4035 or PSawicki@regionofwaterloo.ca

 

Scott McNair, Coordinator, Communications & Community Relations, ION, 519-575-4757, ext. 3873 or SMcNair@regionofwaterloo.ca  

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