August 23, 2017
The City of Edmonton is accepting member-at-large applications for the Capital Line South LRT Extension Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Citizens interested in becoming a Capital Line South LRT Extension CAC community-at-large member are encouraged to apply
before September 18, 2017.
There will be up to two community-at-large CAC members. The CAC will have an additional 10 members as appointed by the surrounding community leagues, South Edmonton Business Association, local schools, and William Lutsky YMCA.
The City is committed to providing information, encouraging dialogue, and engaging citizens throughout the development of the LRT network. As such, the CAC will work with the project’s public engagement lead to represent and unite a cross-section of the affected neighbourhoods in order to:
- Build and maintain relationships and trust
- Promote and support community engagement opportunities
- Facilitate information-sharing and dialogue
- Support the identification of issues, opportunities, and concerns
- Seek opportunities to minimize and mitigate impacts related to preliminary design, and future detailed design and construction
City Council approved the concept plan for the Capital Line South LRT Extension in July 2008, and preliminary engineering for the Century Park to Ellerslie Road portion of the line was completed in 2010. The City began updating the preliminary design in June 2017 after the Federal Government announced funding to support further development of the LRT Network Plan. This work is scheduled to be completed in fall 2018 and will ensure the design reflects all current standards, conditions, and opportunities. No timeline or funding for construction has been confirmed. Thousands of Edmontonians have been engaged through meetings, presentations, open houses, and online information since the onset of the project.