61 Results for LRT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and British Columbia John Horgan have announced more than $3 billion in federal and provincial funding for two major rapid transit projects in Metro Vancouver: the Broadway Subway project and the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Transit project. “Bringing light rail to Surrey will transform the city, connect…

September 05, 2018 @ 6:54am

Metrolinx president and CEO Phil Verster has issued a statement in regards to the current legal dispute with Crosslinx Transit Solutions, the consortium hired to design, build, finance, and maintain the $9.1-billion Eglinton LRT project. Here is the full statement: “Metrolinx filed an application in the courts today to stay…

August 08, 2018 @ 1:34pm

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

Ontario is partnering with Toronto Hydro to build an innovative energy storage system that will provide back-up power to the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, which will increase reliability, lower operating costs, and reduce emissions. "The Backup Battery Energy Storage Facility project will support the operation of the…

February 15, 2018 @ 9:59am

Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, released the following statement on a new agreement with Bombardier for light rail vehicles for the Eglinton Crosstown: "Our government is committed to delivering the transit that the people of Ontario and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) deserve. A critically important part…

December 21, 2017 @ 12:39pm

The request for proposals stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build, finance, and maintain the Finch West LRT project. Following a fair, open and transparent request for qualifications process, three teams were shortlisted and invited to respond to a request for proposals in February 2016.…

December 15, 2017 @ 9:18am

The latest data from TransLink shows the public is using transit more than ever before. For the nine months ending September 30, 2017, the number of average weekday journeys increased 6.2 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. With the exception of February 2010 during the Olympic and…

October 18, 2017 @ 3:24pm

The City of Ottawa has signed a contract as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ratified on March 24th, 2017 for a portion of Stage 2 of the Confederation Line. EllisDon, as part of the Rideau Transit Group Partnership (RTG), is pleased to announce the signing of a contract…

September 27, 2017 @ 11:35am

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 board of directors of Metrolinx has appointed Phil Verster as its new president and CEO. Over the last 12 years, Mr. Verster has overseen operations and major construction of rail services in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Among his most recent assignments as a managing director of Britain’s Network Rail…

August 24, 2017 @ 10:28am

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

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Early Stations' Improvement project. The infrastructure upgrades on the GO transit lines are required to accommodate the planned increase in GO rail networks. The RFQ outlines the scope of…

July 28, 2017 @ 9:25am

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

Toronto mayor John Tory has released a letter acknowledging that the city will receive $4.8 billion from the federal government for future transit projects. The funding Is part of phase two of the federal government’s public transit infrastructure funding. “I would like to thank Minister Sohi and the federal government…

July 06, 2017 @ 10:29am

The Government of Alberta has announced that it will provide one-third of the project cost for Calgary’s Green Line LRT Stage 1. The province will provide up to $1.53 billion over the next eight years. The funds will come from the Climate Leadership Plan. The Calgary Green Line will serve…

July 06, 2017 @ 10:17am

Siemens has come forward to challenge Metrolinx’s decision to purchase light rail vehicles from Alstom. According to an article in the Toronto Star, Siemens has sent a letter to Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca, questioning whether the sole source contract is in violation of provincial government’s own procurement…

July 05, 2017 @ 6:11am

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

The City of Hamilton has submitted an updated plan for its light rail transit system, following council support of extending the route to Eastgate Square. According to an article from the Hamilton Spectator, the submission of the new environmental assessment for provincial approval leads for a 30-day window for feedback…

May 29, 2017 @ 6:50am

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

Toronto Mayor John Tory’s Executive Committee has approved the plan for a one-stop Scarborough subway extension, with an estimated price tag of $3.35 billion. According to an article from the Toronto Star, only one member of the committee voted against the proposal, Ward 43 Councillor Paul Ainslie who supports a…

March 08, 2017 @ 7:24am

Officials at the City of Calgary have confirmed that approximately $100 million has already been spent in preparation of the Green Line LRT. According to an article from the CBC, the initial investment has focused on land acquisition and pre-design work associated with the new light rail transit system. The…

February 28, 2017 @ 9:11am

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

TransLink announced the beginning of expanded transit services it will be rolling out in 2017 as part of the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation. TransLink has added more SkyTrain and SeaBus services, which will begin to reduce wait times and crowding. Over the coming weeks and months TransLink will…

January 19, 2017 @ 7:30am

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

The governments of Canada and Alberta have announced new funding for 89 public transit projects across the province, for a total investment of more than $500 million. The funding includes $270.3 million for 52 new projects across Alberta through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). The federal government is providing…

December 05, 2016 @ 7:09am

A report published by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) explains how Toronto Pearson International Airport is poised to become one of the world's next top tier international airports, providing air connectivity to as much as 80 per cent of the world's economies. The report, Growing Canada with a Mega…

December 02, 2016 @ 8:04am

The Lower Mainland Mayors Council has approved phase one of the 10-year transit plan for the region, which includes $2 billion in transit improvements. According to an article from Metro News, the Mayors Council on Regional Transportation, along with the TransLink board of directors, approved the phase 1 plan on…

November 24, 2016 @ 10:46am

Infrastructure Ontario has released its updated list of projects currently in development throughout the province. The document provides information updates on 42 projects throughout the province, including the location, project model, timelines for the release of the project RFQ and RFP, as well as a projected value range for the…

November 17, 2016 @ 7:40am

CDPQ Infra, subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has announced the companies and consortiums that qualified as part of the qualification process for the completion of the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) project. Qualified companies and consortiums will have the opportunity to participate in the international call for…

November 11, 2016 @ 2:22pm

Plans are in motion to explore improved transit service for the Sea to Sky corridor — a growing region that the B.C. government has identified as a priority area for expansion. “As the population along the Sea to Sky corridor continues to increase, our transit services must keep pace,” said…

October 21, 2016 @ 6:53am

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

Transit authorities in Vancouver are hoping that the federal government intends to come through on its promise to provide 50 per cent of funding for transit projects. According to an article from the CBC, the city is looking for billions in funding commitments from the federal government to help expand…

October 17, 2016 @ 7:47am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build and finance the Cooksville GO Station project. This project is part of Metrolinx’s work to provide a faster, more frequent and convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The…

October 04, 2016 @ 7:44am

In the wake of growing struggle by Bombardier to meet deadlines for delivering transit vehicles, a Toronto Star report suggests Metrolinx will consider other options for supplying the new Finch West LRT. According to the article, the consortia bidding on the Finch West LRT are allowed to “include a vehicle…

September 29, 2016 @ 9:03am

The governments of Canada and Alberta announced a bilateral agreement that will make more than $1.08 billion in funding available under two new federal programs – the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Alberta, which…

September 01, 2016 @ 1:03pm

The City of London has released its final draft of its business case for the establishment of rapid transit in the city. Council initially directed its administration to produce a business case for rapid transit in November of 2015. Council was presented with an initial draft in February of this…

August 31, 2016 @ 12:50pm

A decision by the Alberta government to cut the provincial contribution to infrastructure projects could prevent some builds from moving forward, including the Edmonton LRT. According to an article in The Globe and Mail, the provincial government will reduce its share of the cost of joint government infrastructure projects from…

August 25, 2016 @ 8:25am

The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario have reached a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $2.97 billion in combined funding for transit projects. The Government of Canada is providing Ontario with $1,486,680,000 under the new Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, and will cover up to 50 per…

August 24, 2016 @ 7:52am

Queen's Bench Associate Chief Justice John Rooke has denied a request to halt the construction of the Edmonton LRT in order to save a pedestrian footbridge. According to an article from the CBC, the group Save Edmonton's Downtown Footbridge Community had asked for the injunction to save a footbridge between…

August 18, 2016 @ 6:23am

Tunnelling is now complete on the 10-kilometre underground tunnel of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Don and Humber, boring the eastern segment tunnels, arrived at Yonge Street having travelled 3,300 metres from where they started just east of Brentcliffe Road in September 2015.…

August 17, 2016 @ 8:23am

According to a new report released by Ontario’s public transit agency, Metrolinx, all new transit projects in Toronto will be subject to a value for money review to be conducted by Infrastructure Ontario (IO). This includes the construction of several light rail transit (LRT) lines, along with the maintenance and…

April 24, 2012 @ 10:50am

Ottawa is speeding up its light rail transit project. The City’s Finance and Economic Development Committee released a report on May 6 which included a revised schedule. If approved, the revised schedule has the system fully operational in the spring of 2018, a full year earlier than planned. Where will…

May 10, 2011 @ 10:24am

Based on an extensive public consultation process the city of Victoria, British Columbia, has chosen its new preferred option for public transit: Light Rail Vehicles. According to Manuel Achadinha, BC Transit president and CEO, LRT was the right choice. “To meet the goals of the public and local government, LRT…

April 28, 2011 @ 9:56am

Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project is moving forward with the Province accepting the City’s environmental assessment for the new rail. Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien in a statement, "Approval is a major milestone for this critical project.” The project cost is estimated at $2.1-billion. That’s for 12.5 kilometres of rail…

August 19, 2010 @ 4:20am

This week, Alberta announced that funding it promised to its municipalities two years ago for transit is finally about to flow. Through the Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP), Edmonton and Calgary will each get $800 million, with another $400 million going to smaller municipalities. Edmonton recently opened its South LRT and…

July 06, 2010 @ 11:21am

Now that the City of Edmonton has its bid in for Expo 2017, it has to speed up expansion of its LRT lines to NAIT, southeast and west. Last week, the City released a report on its plans to spend over $3 billion to build these new transit lines in time.…

May 03, 2010 @ 6:24am

A motion presented by Mayor Sam Katz to the Executive Policy Committee (EPC) to explore the option of light rail transit has been approved. The committee has recommended that $100, 000 be spent. As a first step in the development of a long-term strategy for a rapid transit system in…

April 22, 2010 @ 9:06am

Officials from Edmonton Transit have unveiled the LRT extension to Southgate and Century Park stations, with regular service to the new stations to begin April 25. This extension, which appeared on this year's Top 100, will add about 50,000 riders a day. Once it's open, express buses to downtown from…

April 21, 2010 @ 6:07am

Edmonton's not wasting the opportunity to fast track some projects in this economic climate. Yesterday, the province and federal government today announced up to $100 million each in funding transit initiatives that the City classified as top priority. The City will pitch in its third, as well. "This major investment…

May 01, 2009 @ 6:02am

The City of Calgary has released a 3-D animation depicting the proposed west leg of the LRT, providing area residents with a better look at the future transit line. The animation lasts five minutes and takes a bird's eye view perspective. It can be viewed at www.westlrt.ca.

December 17, 2008 @ 2:49pm

The federal government says it's serious about replacing Montreal's Champlain bridge and that a new bridge could save between $10 million and $30 million in annual maintenance costs, reports CBC News. The 46-year-old bridge connecting Montreal to the South Shore is expensive to repair, and that money could be put…

August 19, 2008 @ 9:26am