Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that he has kept another campaign promise to expand park and rides spaces for East End residents. The Trim Road Park and Ride will be expanded by 380 spaces.
“The expansion of the Trim Road Park and Ride further demonstrates our commitment to Orléans and Cumberland public transit commuters,” says Blais. “The 380 new spots will allow for more riders and also reduce the volume on cars on Hwy 174.”
Orléans and Cumberland currently has the highest transit ridership of any of Ottawa’s suburban communities and is the only community to meet the City’s 2020 ridership targets.
“The Trim expansion is also providing value for the hard earned money Orléans and Cumberland residents send to City Hall,” added Blais. “After neglect for so many years, the East End is on the rise.”
Following the $2 million expansion, approximately 1,000 spaces will be available at Trim Road. Design of the Park and Ride is currently underway and construction on the additional spaces will begin next year.