24 Results for light rail

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. “This exciting milestone represents major progress in bringing improved transit and greater connections to Hamilton,” said Phil Verster, president and…

April 13, 2018 @ 10:59am

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have selected Mosaic Transit Group as the preferred proponent for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Toronto. “For Metrolinx, the Finch West LRT project represents another exciting and significant investment in rapid transit for Toronto, and a new line that will provide vital…

April 12, 2018 @ 8:49am

The Government of Alberta is focusing on strategic investments, eliminating waste, and charting a path towards a balanced budget as it works to recover from the “resource revenue rollercoaster” the province has encountered over the past decade. “The recession is behind us and Alberta’s economy is looking up. Alberta’s economy…

March 23, 2018 @ 9:12am

The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $176-million grant to the City of Edmonton for construction of the southeast leg of the Valley Line LRT. The funding was originally provided to Edmonton in 2014 as an interest-free loan. The province is now converting this loan into a grant, with…

September 15, 2017 @ 9:48am

The Region of Waterloo has suggested that the ION light rail transit project could face future delays due to software issues with the vehicles to be used on the line. According to an article from the Waterloo Region Record, the project faces new delays as a result of issues with…

September 05, 2017 @ 6:30am

The 4TRANSIT joint venture, comprising three leading Canadian engineering consulting firms, Hatch, Parsons, and WSP, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $300 million contract for providing technical advisory services for two major work packages tendered under Metrolinx’s 10-year Regional Express Rail (RER) Capital Program. The RER…

August 25, 2017 @ 6:44am

Ontario has reached a major milestone in the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, with the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the new LRT line. "Today is a major step forward for the Hurontario LRT project,” said Steven Del Duca, Ontario’s…

August 17, 2017 @ 11:25am

The Government of Ontario announced a significant milestone in the expansion of transit services in the Greater Toronto Area with the first piece of track for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project now installed. The 19-kilometre Eglinton Crosstown LRT, which will open in 2021, will connect Mount Dennis…

August 09, 2017 @ 11:43am

Edmonton City Council has approved its new transit strategy, which will modernize Edmonton’s transit system over the coming years. “Over 20,000 Edmontonians participated in the development of the transit strategy,” says Sarah Feldman, general supervisor of city wide strategy. “We very clearly heard people have different expectations of transit depending…

July 13, 2017 @ 5:43am

City of Ottawa officials are discussing the possibility of further extending one of the lines already being extended as part of the $3-billion Stage 2 LRT project. The new alignment would move Bowesville Station to the edge of the urban boundary just southeast of the Bowesville and Earl Armstrong intersection,…

July 07, 2017 @ 6:22am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced up to $1.09 billion in funding for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Stage 2 Project, which will better connect the east, west and south areas of Canada’s capital. The Government of Ontario has also made a similar funding commitment to the project. The City…

June 16, 2017 @ 7:26am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced support for a federal investment of $1.283 billion to support the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) light rail network in Montréal, subject to necessary due diligence. The announcement will make it possible to finalize the financing of the project and meet the construction schedule of the…

June 16, 2017 @ 4:49am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have shortlisted three teams to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The three teams were selected based on the criteria identified in a Request for Qualifications process that began in October 2016. Selection criteria included design, construction, maintenance,…

June 08, 2017 @ 6:01am

Metrolinx is appealing a court decision that has prevented them cancelling a $770-million contract with Bombardier for light rail vehicles (LRVs). According to an article from the Toronto Star, the notice of appeal follows last month’s decision from an Ontario judge, which stated that Metrolinx must go through a dispute…

May 25, 2017 @ 6:33am

CDPQ Infra has announced a partnership with the Union des producteurs agricoles du Québec (UPA) and the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM). This partnership will enable the creation of an agricultural land trust and, eventually, a metropolitan agricultural park, to promote the use of agricultural land and its activities, thereby…

March 21, 2017 @ 8:16am

A new report from the Pembina Institute shows that most opponents to new light rail projects in Ontario aren’t opposed to rapid transit in general, but actually take issue with the process and how decisions are made. Best practices like engaging early, being transparent, and working closely with developers and…

March 15, 2017 @ 6:13am

Councillors at the City of Ottawa have approved plans for the Stage 2 LRT project, the largest infrastructure project in the city’s history. According to a CBC News report, city officials approved the plan that will see the LRT system extended in three directions, with a substantial completion date expected…

March 10, 2017 @ 7:59am

The City of Ottawa has provided an update about plans to move forward with the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project. City Staff also provided a detailed presentation of a related report on Stage 2 LRT, in advance of the tabling of the report at the Finance and Economic Development…

February 22, 2017 @ 9:36am

Metrolinx has released a statement expressing its disappointment over Bombardier’s lack of ability to meet its contractual needs regarding the Eglinton LRT project. Here is the statement: “Metrolinx has been concerned for some time about the performance of Bombardier and their ability to deliver a quality product on time to…

February 15, 2017 @ 8:12am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required for the Hamilton LRT B-Line, which includes: 11 kilometres of new dedicated rapid…

February 02, 2017 @ 8:00am

A major milestone in the O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project was celebrated as the first light rail vehicle (LRV) assembled in Ottawa began testing on the track between Blair and Cyrville stations. Vehicle testing along the alignment from Blair Station to Tunney's Pasture will continue until the…

December 05, 2016 @ 7:35am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a vendor to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario LRT project, and procure a fleet of light rail vehicles. The new LRT line will bring 20 kilometres of new, dedicated rapid transit between Port Credit…

October 19, 2016 @ 11:19am

Toronto is getting its fair share of funding now that the provincial budget has been passed. The number that has the Toronto Transit Commission excited is $7.2-billion-that's towards building the Eglinton LRT, Finch LRT and the redo/expansion of the Scarborough Rapid Transit line. Another big ticket item that will get…

April 01, 2009 @ 1:38pm

The Metrolinx board of directors has wasted no time moving forward with its plans for improving transportation across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). After unanimously approving its Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), The Big Move: Transforming Transportation in the GTHA, the Metrolinx board immediately selected two major projects for…

December 01, 2008 @ 2:37pm