Update on Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) pause
On Oct. 1 the BRT team announced its decision to pause the formal Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) to take time to strengthen our heritage strategy.
Through discussions with Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, we have developed a detailed plan for providing more comprehensive information on potential heritage impacts. We presented this plan to the London Advisory Committee on Heritage (LACH) on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.
It’s critical to provide information that is thorough and complete. We anticipate the earliest date for providing this information will be the end of March, 2019.
We don’t anticipate significant heritage impacts – but it is important to do a thorough and comprehensive review. It is important to do this right.
In terms of the ten-year project budget and timeline, we don’t expect this pause to have any material impact overall. This heritage work was always embedded in our plans, at a later date.
Heritage is important in London, and we share the Ministry’s commitment to a clear and effective cultural heritage strategy.
We look forward to keeping you updated on our progress toward re-starting the Transit Project Assessment Process.