City council handed Orléans road proposal for vote despite NCC impasse

By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, March 2, 2022

The problems with building thousands of houses in the Ottawa suburb of Orléans — a plan based on a long-promised bus rapid transit line that has never materialized — came home to roost at transportation committee Wednesday, as residents pushed for a corridor across federal Greenbelt lands to ease gridlock.

Committee members ultimately voted seven to four to approve the City of Ottawa's preferred route for a $178-million future bus Transitway and $128-million extension to Brian Coburn Boulevard.

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