We’ll soon get to see the full report on bus rapid transit in London, which should shed some light on the final outcome.
The London Free Press had submitted a Freedom of Information Request, which came back heavily redacted.
This encouraged Mayor Matt Brown to call for the draft business plan to be released. His motion received support during a meeting on Monday.
It’s expected the document will show why the hybrid model which included light rail was suddenly dropped.
That document will be made public Tuesday evening.
In February, documents show that a hybrid model which includes light rail was still the preferred option.
Just three months later, the city manager recommended it be dropped.
The BRT system came with a price tag of $500-million-dollars, while the hybrid option came in at approximately $880-million.
Council passed the business plan for the $500-million project at the end of May, getting rid of the possibility of a more expensive light-rail system that was initially agreed upon.