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Prepare for Southeast LRT, says alderman

Though potentially still years away, one alderman wants to make surecity administration has its ducks in a row when it comes time to launchthe Southeast LRT.

Though potentially still years away, one alderman wants to make sure city administration has its ducks in a row when it comes time to launch the Southeast LRT.

Ward 12 Ald. Ric McIver will bring forth a notice of motion at Monday’s council meeting to develop an implementation plan for the southeast leg, come time for when funds are able to lay the tracks.

“The bottom line is that the West LRT got on the books because when we had money come available for the next LRT line, there was a plan — at least for the most part, that was ready to go,” he said.

“I want to make sure the next time we have the resources to move ahead with an LRT line that the southeast is ready to go.”

McIver hopes the plan goes from the 30,000-foot view, down to the 1,000-foot view — especially in light of recent changes made to the southeast LRT route (through Quarry Park).

While he admits some of the components are there, his notice of motion will direct administration to put together a draft plan for implementation to come back some time in 2010.

“If the two elements of success are preparation and execution, what we can do right now is the preparation.”

 
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