Sportsworld Transit Hub
I've been looking at various materials from various governments to see if I could get some clarification on where exactly the rapid transit station is being planned. There are a number of conflicting plans.
According to the region's current plans for the aBRT, the station is located where the existing Greyhound stop is located on the Southwest corner of the 8-Sportsworld interchange. This location looks perfectly acceptable as a temporary location, however, with current development, there is a lack of space for expansion.
The MTO has the station located on the Southeast corner in its plans for the Highway 8/401 Interchange. An image can be found in this thread.
In earlier plans from 2009, the LRT station was placed on the Northeast corner of the interchange with a park and ride lot connected by a road on from the ramps on the Northwest corner. Such a road connection would no longer be feasible due to the new directional offramp headed from WB Highway 8 to Maple Grove.
It may be a bit early to begin discussing future plans for a permanent terminal in this area, but then again the detailed design of aBRT is happening in March and the TPA for stage 2 LRT is set to begin in 2014.
What were your thoughts on where this transit hub should be located, and how would you design access to ensure a quick connection between all modes of travel?