65 Results for Metrolinx

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

Three teams have been shortlisted to design, build and finance the Davenport Diamond project. Teams were selected based on their construction capability, experience, qualified personnel and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The teams are: Davenport Construction Partners Applicant Lead: Dragados Canada, Inc., Bot Infrastructure…

December 18, 2017 @ 9:24am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract to Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, in support of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. “Ontario is moving forward to build the infrastructure we need to deliver GO…

December 15, 2017 @ 9:38am

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

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design build and finance the Lakeshore West Corridor Infrastructure Improvements project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore West line. “We are excited…

December 11, 2017 @ 8:53am

Ontario Minister of Transportation has announced the release of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for upgrades to the Lakeshore West GO corridor. The upgrades to the Lakeshore West GO corridor include: - Track improvements and other work to enable increased service at Exhibition Station; - Mimico Station rehabilitation; - Long…

December 07, 2017 @ 10:40am

To build a modern transportation network across the GTHA and Waterloo region, we need to upload all municipal and regional transit agencies to the Province. The Toronto Region Board of Trade is releasing an uploading strategy to show how this is possible. The Board’s strategy is a response to Metrolinx’s…

November 27, 2017 @ 7:11am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the Rutherford GO Station project. Three teams were selected to submit proposals: EllisDon Infrastructure Transit, Link Rutherford Station, and Steelhead. The project includes:  A new multi-level parking structure with…

November 23, 2017 @ 1:31pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to five prequalified teams to build and finance the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East corridor. “This is…

November 17, 2017 @ 2:15pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Milton Corridor project, which consists of an expansion of Milton GO Station, redevelopment of Meadowvale GO Station, and a new Stations Operations West Facility. The RFQ outlines the scope…

November 15, 2017 @ 8:33am

The Government of Ontario has moved into the next phase of procurement with the close of the request for proposals to design and build the new transit hub at Kipling Station. Ontario is integrating the subway, GO train, and local and regional bus services, including GO, TTC, and MiWay services,…

November 01, 2017 @ 7:49am

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) as the preferred proponent to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, in support of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Members of the TTP team include: Applicant Lead: EllisDon Capital Inc. and STRABAG Inc.…

October 20, 2017 @ 6:23am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have shortlisted three teams to design, build, and finance the Rutherford Station project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Barrie line. Teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualification (RFQ)…

September 27, 2017 @ 10:08am

Ontario is electrifying the GO rail network to transform how people move around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and is seeking design concepts for Hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires. Through the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program, Ontario will deliver faster and more frequent…

September 15, 2017 @ 9:41am

The Request for Proposals (RFP) stage for the Stouffville Corridor Stations Improvements project has closed. The prequalified teams of bidders submitted their proposals to design, build, and finance the improvements to the three GO stations, including new pedestrian connections, track upgrades, and platform canopies. The project also includes a new…

September 11, 2017 @ 6:46am

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

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

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East—Central Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line. The RFQ outlines the scope…

August 24, 2017 @ 6:04am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation project. This project is part of Metrolinx's work to provide faster, more frequent and convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area…

August 17, 2017 @ 1:18pm

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 troubled relationship between Bombardier and Metrolinx took another turn for the worse this week after it was revealed that Bombardier has filed a court application over being prohibited to bid on the Regional Express Rail (RER) operator procurement contract. According to an article from the Toronto Star the application,…

August 16, 2017 @ 6:34am

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

The Government of Ontario has announced the completion of the Dufferin Street Bridge Widening project, a milestone in the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Passing over Queen Street West, the Dufferin Street Bridge has been widened to accommodate the additional track needed to increase service levels between Toronto and…

July 24, 2017 @ 7:17am

The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for prequalified teams to submit their proposals to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, as part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. The tunnel is a portion of the work being done on the Kitchener GO…

July 24, 2017 @ 6:53am

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

Ontario is celebrating the start of construction of a new bus terminal in Toronto. The project is a transit-oriented development that will help transform downtown Toronto, with two new commercial buildings connected by a one-acre elevated park over the rail corridor. The new bus terminal will better connect commuters to…

June 21, 2017 @ 7:37am

The Government of Ontario has announced the commencement of the GO Rail Network Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process. The process builds on public consultations held last year and will assess the environmental impacts of converting core segments of the GO rail network, including the UP Express, from diesel to electric.…

June 19, 2017 @ 7:03am

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

The request for proposals stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build, and finance the Cooksville Station project, part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Following the request for qualifications process, two teams - EllisDon Infrastructure Transit and Kenaidan Obayashi Transit Partner - were…

May 24, 2017 @ 6:36am

The federal government has announced that it will invest more than $1.8 billion in the GO Transit Regional Express rail project in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. The funding announced is through the New Building Canada Fund – Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component. Along with the province’s contribution to the GO Transit…

March 31, 2017 @ 7:30am

Bruce McCuaig is leaving his position as president and CEO of Metrolinx. After 6 1/2 years at the helm of the Crown agency responsible for the integration of transportation and transit in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area, McCuaig has accepted a post at the Privy Council office as an Executive Adviser…

March 28, 2017 @ 12:37pm

Ontario has announced a partnership with Toronto Hydro to build a battery energy storage system for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, which will increase the reliability of the line, lower operating costs, and reduce emissions. Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca and MPP for York-South Weston Laura Albanese…

March 28, 2017 @ 7:08am

Ontario is extending the Richmond Hill GO line with the construction of a new GO station at Highway 404 and Bloomington Road. The new station will extend the Richmond Hill GO rail line north from the current terminus at Gormley GO Station, and will offer commuters living in Aurora and…

March 24, 2017 @ 6:32am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line. The RFQ outlines…

March 23, 2017 @ 6:03am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Union Station Enhancement project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service, which link into Union Station as the major transit hub…

February 23, 2017 @ 1:36pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project. Work is required at the Highway 401/409 intersection to accommodate GO Transit expansion along the Kitchener Corridor under Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail (RER)…

February 16, 2017 @ 12:33pm

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

Predicting the future adoption of autonomous vehicles is a highly inexact science, but one that experts around the world are attempting as cities and countries try to understand how to create infrastructure for the disruptive technology. Students from Ryerson University’s Urban Planning Graduate Program took a solid swing at making…

December 06, 2016 @ 1:50pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build and finance the Kipling Bus Terminal project. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes: An elevated pedestrian bridge to connect the pedestrian entrance to the new bus terminal building…

December 01, 2016 @ 10:21am

Ontario has announced improvements to the Union Station GO rail corridor, including an upgrade and expansion of the Don Yard facility to provide additional train storage and train servicing capabilities close to Union Station. This will allow Metrolinx to better meet future growth and demand for GO and UP Express…

November 24, 2016 @ 7:46am

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

The province will construct new, multi-level parking structures to help address the parking demands at Maple and Rutherford GO stations, which will provide 1,200 new spots at each station. Metrolinx will also be adding new pedestrian tunnels at both stations that will connect to the future second track and platform,…

October 13, 2016 @ 7:53am

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

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project that will support the infrastructure needed to expand GO rail service on the Kitchener Corridor. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which…

September 20, 2016 @ 9:05am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the GO Transit station improvements on the Stouffville Corridor. The teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process that began in July 2016.…

September 19, 2016 @ 11:59am

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

A report released by Move the GTHA reveals a $30 billion capital funding gap to build the regional transportation network, plus billions more needed for operations, maintenance and rehabilitation. The report entitled Are we there yet? presents a snapshot of progress to date, and the investment strategies required by 2017…

August 16, 2016 @ 10:29am

Crews contracted by Metrolinx have begun marking utility locations underneath the proposed route for Hamilton, Ontario’s light rail transit system, in case municipal politicians decide to move forward with the project. The City of Hamilton has been granted $1 billion for the construction of the LRT after requesting the funding…

August 16, 2016 @ 10:07am

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

An agreement has been signed between Bombardier Transportation and Metrolinx to produce 182 light rail vehicles for Toronto. The  $770-million contract has delivery of these vehicles scheduled for between 2013 and 2020. The vehicles are the Bombardier Flexity 100 per cent low-floor light rail technology already in use in cities…

June 15, 2010 @ 1:31pm

Yesterday the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA) hosted a session with Rob Prichard, the self described "rookie at the helm" of Metrolinx. The newly appointed president and CEO said, "This is the first address I've had to make to more than ten people, so don't hold me to a high…

June 10, 2009 @ 8:05am

Metrolinx is going to study the electrification of its entire GO Transit rail system as a future alternative to diesel trains currently in service. An external advisory committee made up of community reps will be established to advise Metrolinx. "This committee's advice will be important as we move forward in…

May 27, 2009 @ 6:21am

It finally happened. After months, if not years, of suspicion amongst us media types that something would change, Metrolinx and GO Transit have become one in the same. The new board will be made up entirely of private-sector representatives, which many industry insiders have argued is the best, most efficient…

March 30, 2009 @ 11:32am

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

The Toronto Board of Trade responded to today’s Economic Update presented in the Ontario Legislature by Dwight Duncan, Ontario’s Finance Minister. “The Board is pleased that the McGuinty Government has chosen to stay the course on personal income taxes and social services, while trimming expenditures within government and deferring plans…

October 23, 2008 @ 6:01am

Rob MacIsaac, Chair of Metrolinx addressed the crowd at a Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance session (International Leaders Breakfast Club) as what he called a warm-up before his big press conference today. Metrolinx is releasing their long-awaited plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTAH). The Big Move: Transforming Transportation…

September 23, 2008 @ 10:59am

Ontarians' ideas have shaped new rules for the expansion of the Greenbelt's boundaries. These new criteria, released yesterday, will be used to assess municipal requests to expand the Greenbelt, helping to grow and further protect more forests, wetlands and farmlands. Municipalities can seek guidance from the province before submitting their…

August 14, 2008 @ 8:38am

Metrolinx is seeking public input to help shape a strategy to create a better transportation system across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Two new White Papers set out a vision, goals and objectives and propose specific policies and concepts for a new Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). "The White…

May 09, 2008 @ 11:13am

It looks as though the RCCAO’s new transit and transportation study, which recommends the adoption of new taxes including road tolls and fuel taxes, is not alone. Metrolinx, the recently renamed Greater Toronto Transportation Authority, is developing its own Regional Transportation Plan and will advocate similar recommendations. “This report contains…

January 22, 2008 @ 8:17am

The Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA) has been rebranded as Metrolinx. Is it so when people search for it online fewer angry blogs about transit in he Greater Toronto Area will show up? We'll never know. In any event, the staff remains unchanged and they continue to work hard to…

December 13, 2007 @ 12:32pm