In 2017, Council directed City staff to undertake a study for two alternative routes on Kennedy Road and McLaughlin Road between the Brampton Gateway Terminal and the Brampton GO Station. In December 2018 and May 2019, Council further directed staff to revise the scope of the LRT Extension EA to update the Hurontario-Main LRT environmental assessment study to include three options – the HMLRT TPAP approved route, a Main-George one-way loop and a tunnel to extend light rail transit from Brampton Gateway Terminal to Brampton GO Station in Downtown Brampton. Rapid transit on Kennedy and McLaughlin Road will be examined further as part of the next update to the Brampton Transportation Master Plan.
Where we are now...
- The LRT Extension Study (“the Study”) to update the Hurontario Main LRT environmental assessment began with the retention of HDR Corporation in July 2019. The study is currently in the pre-Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) phase.
- The Study involves a new/revised TPAP to evaluate alternative LRT routes along Main Street. A preferred LRT route will be recommended based on a number of criteria associated with the natural, social, economic and cultural environmental as well as transportation factors. A key component of the study will be a business case study.
- The City of Brampton and a team of experienced consultants are currently reviewing previous plans, studying the area’s existing conditions and identifying an initial long list of alternatives for further analysis.
- Public engagement will include the first public open house in the summer of 2020
- Open House #1 was held online to protect the health of staff and residents from June 22, 2020 to July 31, 2020. See Documents and Reports for more information.
- The Study is now in the Short List Evaluation stage.