Sunday, April 18, 2010
Light Rail for Winnipeg?
LRT vehicle in Phoenix, Arizona, April 14 2010
Our esteemed mayor Sam Katz is keen to move on LRT in Winnipeg. LRT=Light Rail Transit.
Currently the city is building phase one of the "Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor", a busway between Queen Elizabeth Way (near the Forks and the VIA station) to Jubilee Avenue at Pembina Highway (aka CN Fort Rouge). Part of this work involves a tunnel under the CN yards at Fort Rouge. This is scheduled to be completed next year. The plans allow for replacement of the rapid transit bus by a light rail system sometime in the future.
Let's hope Mayor Katz gets his way.