Watson, Harder looking expand LRT to Barrhaven

Mayor Jim Watson and Barrhaven councillor Jan Harder say they will be taking the first step Wednesday toward extending LRT to Barrhaven.

A press release from the Mayor’s office says Watson and Harder will bring forth a motion seeking Council’s approval to fund the launch of an environmental assessment study that would explore the conversion of the Barrhaven bus rapid transit corridor to an LRT corridor.

If approved, the study would begin this fall, with results expected between 2019 and 2020.

The motion being introduced identifies $600,000 in costs. The money would come from development charges and reserve funds.