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Transit-Oriented Development in Ottawa - Video Discussion with Alain Miguelez, Manager of Policy Planning at the City of Ottawa - April 2021

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a form of urban development, which maximizes the number of residential, business, commercial, and leisure spaces within walking distance of public transportation.In this April 2021 video discussion with Alain Miguelez, Manager of Policy Planning at the City of Ottawa, we discuss Transit-Oriented Development in Ottawa. Areas discussed include: What is TOD. How are we building TOD in Ottawa. What…

O-Train Improvements and Enhancements - Interview with Pat Scrimgeour, Director of Transit Customer Systems and Planning - March 2021

Ottawa's O-Train system continues to move forward with improvements and enhancements to better serve and support customers and passengers. In this March 2021 interview with Pat Scrimgeour, Director of Transit Customer Systems and Planning, we discuss some of the improvements and enhancements that are being undertaken on the O-Train. Areas discussed include work to allow fare gates at stations and Presto readers…

West-End Gatineau Tram - Interview with Myriam Nadeau, President of the STO - March 2021

The City of Gatineau is moving forward with opportunity studies to determine the need, technology, route options to better serve the West-End of Gatineau (specifically Aylmer and the Plateau). It has been determined that a service offered by rail is needed to provide adequate service in the future for these growing communities as well as providing service in and out…

Game Review - NIMBY Rails

NIMBY Rails was a highly anticipated game ever since it was first publicly announced by creator Weird and Wry. It is also unique in that it has no campaign, no missions or objectives to complete the game, therefore it is entirely open and freeform. Everything is possible right from the start and not gated or held back. Instead, NIMBY Rails is…