TPR will also resume talks with OC Transpo about offering bus passes along with the commuter rail fare, so travelers can reach their final destination.
This situation is made necessary by the fact that the current VIA Rail station sits well east of downtown Ottawa, and is only connected to downtown and the rest of the area by a busway. The busway is separate from other traffic for most of its route, but in downtown it runs on regular city streets thus subjected to traffic, traffic signals, etc. I don't think this eastern segment is one that could be replaced anytime soon by light rail. One would exepcted LRT to surface west of downtown first, since it would be an extension of the existing O-Train diesel liight rail between Bayview and downtown and its conversion from diesel to electric.