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Blaine Higgs, the 34th Premier of New Brunswick, has named his new Executive Council. Here are the key appointments impacting infrastructure development in the province: Bill Oliver has been named the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. Oliver was first elected to the legislative assembly in 2014 for the riding of…

November 13, 2018 @ 2:11pm

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that the overpass project at Martensville and Warman will open to traffic this fall, nearly one year ahead of schedule. “Martensville and Warman are two of Saskatchewan’s fastest-growing communities and we are thrilled to see the opening of these overpasses to traffic,” Highways and…

October 30, 2018 @ 8:35am

Choke points for people travelling across the Fraser River will be significantly reduced with the next round of work starting on the Alex Fraser Bridge and the completion of the new interchange at Highway 91 and 72nd Avenue. “The improved and completed interchange at Highway 91 and 72nd Avenue will…

October 24, 2018 @ 12:53pm

Proposed changes to the Parking Rights Tax will help TransLink fund major transit and transportation improvements to keep people and goods moving quickly, safely and affordably in Metro Vancouver. Changes to the Parking Rights Tax are part of TransLink’s Phase 2 Investment Plan and will help the region fund its…

October 24, 2018 @ 8:51am

The governments of Yukon and Alaska are working together to secure funding to improve the Shakwak Project – the section of highway from Haines, Alaska, to Beaver Creek, Yukon. The State of Alaska and the Government of Yukon collaborated on a $25 million (USD) submission to the new United States…

October 23, 2018 @ 1:31pm

The Government of Saskatchewan has released its fall tender package for its provincial highway network, projects that will be worked on during the 2019 construction season. The fall tender plan includes more than 25 planned projects and more than 600 kilometres (km) of highway work. “A lot has been accomplished…

October 17, 2018 @ 8:45am

The largest transportation project in Saskatchewan’s history, the Regina Bypass, is approximately 90 per cent complete. “The Regina Bypass is on schedule and the remaining construction will be completed by October of next year,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr said. “We are very pleased with the progress of the…

October 17, 2018 @ 8:38am

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has announced that they have signed a fixed priced contract with Bridging North America to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The announcement also signifies that all contractual steps have been completed and construction can begin. The fixed-priced contract…

September 28, 2018 @ 11:19am

The City of Winnipeg has secured $315.9 million in federal, provincial, and municipal funding for significant improvements to Winnipeg’s regional road network. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are each contributing up to $100 million for these projects under the New Building Canada Fund–Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component–National and Regional Projects. The…

September 17, 2018 @ 8:37am

The new interchange at PTH 59 and the North Perimeter Highway in Manitoba is in its final stages of construction and is set to reopen in stages, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced. “We are opening the new interchange in stages to ensure safety and to effectively integrate the upgraded infrastructure…

September 14, 2018 @ 9:03am

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the Highway 91/17 Upgrade Project. The project is designed to improve traffic congestion for people living south of the Fraser and the efficiency of commercial vehicles heading to Deltaport. These upgrades are part of the $245-million…

September 10, 2018 @ 8:55am

After a thorough Request for Proposals (RFP) and evaluation phase, the City of Kingston has selected Peter Kiewit Sons ULC (Kiewit), Hatch Ltd. (Hatch), and SYSTRA International Bridge Technologies (SYSTRA) as the preferred proponent for the detailed design and building of the Third Crossing project. "Today is another significant step…

August 23, 2018 @ 8:55am

Aecon Group Inc. has announced that it has received approval to rejoin Bridging North America, the team selected as the Preferred Proponent to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge through a public-private partnership. Aecon will rejoin its partners, ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Dragados Canada Inc.…

August 15, 2018 @ 8:17am

Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, provided an update on the status of the extension of the Team Gushue Highway from Kenmount Road to Topsail Road. Paving began Monday, July 30 with approximately 10 lane kilometres of the first of three layers of pavement paved to date. Other recent…

August 14, 2018 @ 10:17am

The Government of Alberta has issued a Request for Proposals for maintenance operations on Deerfoot Trail in Calgary to ensure it is safe year-round. The existing contract will expire on July 31, 2019. Bids will be evaluated according to updated criteria with renewed focus on performance and outcomes. Traditionally, contractor bids…

August 08, 2018 @ 9:17am

WSP Global Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement in connection with the acquisition of Berger Group Holdings, Inc., the parent company of the group of companies doing business under the umbrella name of Louis Berger, a U.S.-headquartered international professional services firm active in the transportation, infrastructure,…

July 31, 2018 @ 8:37am

The governments of Canada and Quebec confirmed their commitment to investing $468 million in Highway 389 improvements between Baie-Comeau and Fermont. "We are proud to announce funding for Highway 389, a key transportation corridor in Northern Quebec,” said Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue. “This rehabilitation work will greatly improve…

July 30, 2018 @ 8:26am

Engineering and design work has begun on a replacement for the former trail bridge in Inkerman. Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister Wilfred Roussel announced an investment of $300,000 to help determine the options for the new structure, and to gain an appreciation for the associated costs. A fire in…

July 24, 2018 @ 9:05am

The Government of Nova Scotia has announced a significant step forward in the twinning of its 100-series highways network with a $195 million investment for the twinning of Highway 104. The federal government is contributing $90 million to the project, which will see 38 kilometres twinned between Sutherland’s River, Pictou…

July 19, 2018 @ 9:31am

The replacement of the Pattullo Bridge, which will make moving across the Fraser River safer for all bridge users, is one step closer to completion. A request for qualifications (RFQ) has been released to identify a contractor to design, build, and finance a new Pattullo Bridge. The B.C. government had…

July 19, 2018 @ 8:38am

Construction of the West Calgary Ring Road, scheduled to begin in 2019, will complete the circle around Calgary and alleviate traffic congestion in the commercial heart of Alberta. The final section of the ring road includes more than nine kilometres along the west side of the city between Highway 8…

July 05, 2018 @ 12:41pm

Bridging North America has been named as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The 853-metre cable-stayed bridge is being touted as the largest of its kind in North America. “This is a project that successive governments of all stripes, on…

July 05, 2018 @ 9:23am

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $102.5 million in support of the Mackenzie Valley Highway project. "This funding announcement is of great significance to the Northwest Territories and supports key components of the larger Mackenzie Valley Highway project,” said Wally Schumann, Minister of Infrastructure for Northwest Territories.…

July 04, 2018 @ 10:52am

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador announced approximately $64.5 million in eligible funding to improve a section of the Trans Labrador Highway. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $31.8 million to this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National Regional Projects. The Province of Newfoundland…

June 25, 2018 @ 1:46pm

The New Brunswick government has announced that a new bridge will be built to replace the Lamèque-Shippagan bridge. The island of Lamèque is located east-north-east of Bathurst in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The current bridge linking the island of Lamèque to the mainland was constructed in 1959. It is…

June 22, 2018 @ 9:28am

New traffic signals will go into operation this week on Nordel Way in Delta, B.C., as part of the first phase toward expanding capacity for people travelling across the Alex Fraser Bridge. This work is part of the project that will create a seventh lane on the Alex Fraser, and…

June 20, 2018 @ 9:44am

The Government of Alberta has announced that it is moving forward with plans to expand Southwest Anthony Henday Drive. Anthony Henday Drive is the 80-kilometre ring road around Edmonton. It was constructed in multiple phases over a period of 26 years, with the entire road open to traffic in October…

June 13, 2018 @ 2:29pm

As motorists and governments struggle to deal with worsening traffic jams, a new report, Congestion Solutions, released by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), identifies multiple ways to ease the gridlock on our roadways. "This report shows there are many ways we can act to relieve traffic congestion," said Jeff Walker,…

June 08, 2018 @ 8:41am

The Government of New Brunswick has provided an update on the transportation infrastructure that was affected by the 2018 spring flood.. “Over the course of the flood, 160 transportation assets were affected,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser. “Of those, 148 have been identified for remedial work.” The roads…

May 31, 2018 @ 10:00am

The Regional Municipality of York Regional Council has approved the 2018 Development Charge Background Study and Bylaw Amendment to include an additional 56 roads projects in the Region’s development charges, originally identified in the Transportation Master Plan. These projects include road widenings, rail grade separations, and interchange improvements. “Transportation is…

May 23, 2018 @ 9:57am

The Government of Ontario has officially broken ground on the Highway 427 expansion project. The highway will be extended by 6.6 kilometres from Highway 7 to Major Mackenzie Drive, and widened to 8 lanes from Finch Avenue to Highway 7. "Today is a momentous occasion as we break ground on…

May 02, 2018 @ 8:32am

A resurfacing project on Highway 5 near Barriere is now underway, marking the beginning of a busy season of resurfacing in the southern Interior region, covering more than 450 kilometres of highways and side roads. This first project on Highway 5, between Agate Bay Road and Darfield, includes 16 kilometres…

April 30, 2018 @ 11:29am

The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board has recommended that the Tlicho all-season road be approved subject to measures designed to mitigate potential environmental, social, and cultural impacts. The Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Transportation and Tlicho Government received this conditional approval on March 29, 2018, enabling construction…

April 16, 2018 @ 8:49am

Saskatchewan’s Crown corporations will invest more than $1.5 billion into infrastructure in 2018-19, while executive government ministries and agencies have more than $1.2 billion in capital investments outlined in the Saskatchewan Builds Capital Plan, a key component of this year’s budget. “Our investments in infrastructure, building our highways, schools and…

April 13, 2018 @ 9:19am

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick have announced that construction is underway on the Fundy Trail Connector infrastructure project, with the first section on schedule to open in 2019. The $45-million project will improve connections to the Fundy Trail Parkway and help attract more tourists to the Fundy region.…

April 13, 2018 @ 9:07am

The governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Québec are working together to develop the Labrador Trough and improve road infrastructure. This collaboration will facilitate the development of mining potential, as well as promote the creation of high quality jobs to benefit Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in both provinces. The two…

April 13, 2018 @ 8:39am

The provincial and federal governments are investing over $180 million to twin two sections of Route 11 in New Brunswick. The twinning of those two sections will improve safety and allow for the more efficient flow of people and goods on one of New Brunswick’s busiest highways. The next phase…

April 05, 2018 @ 8:55am

The Manitoba East Side Road Authority Repeal Act has been proclaimed by the government of Manitoba, ensuring that a single government department is in charge of road infrastructure in the province. “During the last election, our government promised to reduce duplication and to ensure that a single source delivers road…

April 02, 2018 @ 9:02am

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in British Columbia is moving forward with retrofit designs to further strengthen the Lions Gate and Ironworkers Memorial bridges. Changes in vessels operating in the Burrard Inlet, and updates to the national bridge design code, prompted the ministry to review both bridges against the…

April 02, 2018 @ 8:51am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committing $619.7 million of its annual budget to infrastructure in the province, with significant investments continuing in the education, transportation, and health care sectors. Minister of Finance Tom Osborne announced plans for the 2018-19 budget, which contains net expenses of $8.29 billion and…

March 27, 2018 @ 1:03pm

Transurban has reached agreement with Macquarie Infrastructure Partners to acquire 100 per cent of the equity interests in the A25, located in the Montreal metropolitan area, for CAD 840 million plus transaction costs of CAD $18 million. The A25 is a 7.2km toll road and bridge connecting Northern Montreal across…

March 23, 2018 @ 2:07pm

The first public tenders to widen the Henri-IV (73) highway in Québec will be published shortly for the start of construction work this year. The Minister for Transport, Véronyque Tremblay, and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale, Sébastien Proulx, confirmed the approval of the business case by the governmental authorities. Previously…

March 22, 2018 @ 10:12am

Delivering its third consecutive balanced budget, the Government of Nova Scotia has released its funding plans for the 2018-19 fiscal year with the formal delivery of the budget by Finance Minister Karen Casey. The $10.78-billion budget had a strong focus on augmenting current health care and education initiatives with additional…

March 20, 2018 @ 1:31pm

Representatives from the governments of Canada and Quebec have announced funding for Quebec for Phase II of the Highway 410 extension in Sherbrooke. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $37.2 million of the over $75-million (estimated) project cost. The remaining costs will be covered by the Government of…

March 16, 2018 @ 8:40am

Preliminary work will be underway this summer to reconstruct a 34-kilometre section of PTH 15 from PR 206 near Dugald to the Brokenhead River. “This is a heavily travelled area serving several growing communities, and we want to ensure a safe and smooth ride,” said Ron Schuler, minister of infrastructure…

March 12, 2018 @ 8:58am

The Pilot Butte overpass is now open to traffic, 20 months ahead of schedule. The new overpass is part of the $1.8-billion Regina Bypass project. The Pilot Butte overpass is a diverging diamond design, the first to be built in Saskatchewan and only the second in Canada. The interchange uses…

March 12, 2018 @ 8:51am

The Government of Ontario has announced that the province has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Expansion project. The project will widen 18 kilometres of highway, from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton. Widening the highway will…

March 07, 2018 @ 9:45am

Premier John Horgan has announced that the B.C. government is moving forward with the construction of a $1.377-billion bridge to replace the aging Pattullo Bridge. “This is an essential transportation link that British Columbians rely on, and it’s our job to make sure it’s safe and gets people moving better,”…

February 16, 2018 @ 2:01pm

The provincial government is investing $1.2 million in 2018-19 to begin planning for a new Route 1 interchange in Saint John and four-way traffic signals at two busy Saint John intersections which will improve safety and traffic flow and will allow for increased economic development. The government will undertake pre-construction…

February 15, 2018 @ 9:48am

Ontario has accepted an expert advisory panel's recommendation that a proposed highway in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) West corridor is not the best way to address changing transportation needs. The proposed highway would have provided a bypass of the GTA that would have run north and east from the…

February 12, 2018 @ 10:28am

Construction of the second phase of the Shoal Lake Band 40 all-weather road is set to begin, linking the community to the Trans-Canada Highway. “For the people of Shoal Lake 40, building Freedom Road has been a declaration of our right to exist – a right to be included in…

January 31, 2018 @ 9:51am

The Manitoba government will bring forward legislative amendments which would allow for testing and use of autonomous vehicles on provincial highways, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler has announced. “The rapid technological advances being achieved by carmakers in regards to autonomous vehicles must be met by legislation allowing for their use in…

January 31, 2018 @ 9:33am

The Government of Canada joined the City of Winnipeg to announce the proposed list of local streets to be considered for renewal in 2018 in addition to the regional street work that will get underway this year. Winnipeggers can expect a busy and productive construction season with more than 150…

January 24, 2018 @ 3:38pm

The Government of Canada has announced that it will provide substantial funding to support the rerouting of the rail line that currently runs through the town of Lac-Mégantic. Transportation Minister Marc Garneau released the following statement to announce the government’s support of the project: “I am pleased to announce today…

January 24, 2018 @ 9:32am

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced up to $69 million in joint federal-provincial funding for the Highway 101 Three Mile Plains to Falmouth Twinning Project. “The Government of Canada is proud to be working in close partnership with Nova Scotia to complete the twinning of Highway 101,…

January 17, 2018 @ 10:42am

Ontario has announced that the next phase of Highway 407 from Harmony Road to Taunton Road in Clarington now open. The first phase of the Highway 407 extension, which opened last year and included a new Highway 412, is already seeing approximately 40,000 vehicles per day, improving travel times across…

January 05, 2018 @ 9:52am

Contractors responsible for British Columbia’s transportation and infrastructure projects were recognized at the Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Awards ceremony. “Every day, hard-working people are delivering on highway, road and bridge projects, creating robust infrastructure to keep people and goods moving safely and efficiently, throughout B.C.,” said Minister of…

December 13, 2017 @ 8:19am

The Government of British Columbia’s study of the feasibility of a fixed link between the Sunshine Coast and the rest of Lower Mainland has been completed. The study concludes that a fixed-link crossing would have considerable technical and financial challenges. Therefore, the Province will not be proceeding with a fixed…

December 08, 2017 @ 7:26am

The Government of Quebec has officially launched a study of a third transportation link to connect Quebec City and Levis. This study is in line with the mandate of the project office, which is to carry out and monitor all the steps and studies necessary for the implementation of a…

December 08, 2017 @ 7:15am

A $27-million twinning project east of Estevan along Highway 39, aimed at improving safety and efficiency for motorists and truckers, is now open to motorists. “The completion of these important improvements to Highway 39 will improve the quality of life and the safety of the community as it continues to…

November 17, 2017 @ 7:52am

The Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH), one of Northern Canada's largest and most important infrastructure projects, has officially opened to traffic. The ITH now provides an all-season road to the community of Tuktoyaktuk and is the first highway in Canada to connect to the Arctic Ocean. "This is an historic day…

November 16, 2017 @ 8:20am

An engineering consultant has been hired to provide a functional design study for the reconstruction of the South Perimeter Highway (PTH 100) in Manitoba, including the proposed future St. Norbert bypass. “The design study will consider options for safe, efficient and cost-effective access points along the South Perimeter Highway as…

November 13, 2017 @ 7:09am

If you thought Uber was a disruptor, wait until automated vehicles (AV) backed by smartphone apps for "mobility on demand" begin to eat into taxi and public bus services in the early 2020s, then begin to disrupt car ownership in the late 2020s. How this could impact municipal infrastructure is…

November 10, 2017 @ 8:39am

The Government of B.C. has hired professional engineer Stan Cowdell to lead the independent technical review of the George Massey Tunnel crossing. The purpose of this technical review is to find a solution to safety and congestion issues faced by commuters, commercial drivers and first responders at the tunnel. Cowdell…

November 02, 2017 @ 5:57am

Ontario is seeking public input on a long-term plan to modernize the transportation system in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) region, to ensure people and goods are able to move throughout the region with greater ease. The GGH Transportation Plan is an initiative that will build on short- and medium-term…

October 24, 2017 @ 10:41am

Officials from all three levels of government were involved in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new multi-use bridge across the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. The new pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Rideau Canal will connect Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East to Fifth Avenue at Queen Elizabeth Drive in…

October 11, 2017 @ 8:20am

Infrastructure Ontario has announced that three teams are prequalified to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Expansion project. The Highway 401 expansion project involves an almost 18-kilometre stretch, from Highway 25 in Milton east to the Credit River in Mississauga. According to Infrastructure Ontario, the project features an expansion…

October 03, 2017 @ 8:24am

The Government of Alberta is investing nearly $200 million in improvement projects along Highway 40 between the Yellowhead Highway and Grande Prairie that will enhance travel for residents and industries in northwestern Alberta, including the forestry, oil and gas, and tourism sectors. “Our government’s investment in these critical projects along…

September 29, 2017 @ 6:20am

Eric Peissel, currently serving as WSP's vice president of transportation for Western Canada, will be assuming the role of national business line executive—transportation, for WSP in Canada on January 1st, 2018. This appointment follows the announcement that Dave Jull will be retiring from this role on the same date, after…

September 15, 2017 @ 7:03am

The construction of the Tłįchǫ All-Season Road moved a step closer to reality with the announcement by Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod that three proponents have qualified for the project, pursuant to the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Request for Qualifications. The Request for Qualifications was released in March. The three…

September 14, 2017 @ 6:14am

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has reached out to its provincial associations across Canada to gather input on building stronger, more efficient trade corridors. CTA used the feedback to create a trade-trade priority wish list which was released today. In early July, Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced a $2.1 billion for the Trade…

September 07, 2017 @ 6:18am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Yukon Premier Sandy Silver have announced over $360 million in combined federal and territorial funding to improve road access in two mineral-rich areas: the Dawson Range in central Yukon and the Nahanni Range Road in southeastern Yukon. In total, the Yukon Resource Gateway Project will…

September 06, 2017 @ 6:19am

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has introduced the Plan stratégique organisationnel 2025, STM’s strategic organizational plan for 2025. Banking on the positive momentum enjoyed by public transit, as well as an evolving context that provides major opportunities for contributing to the development of Montréal, this strategic organizational plan…

August 31, 2017 @ 7:07am

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has announced a number of changes to the provincial cabinet following the departure from cabinet of five ministers. Five ministers will remain in cabinet but change portfolios: Deputy Premier Don Morgan becomes Minister of Justice and Attorney General, while retaining responsibility for Labour and the Workers’…

August 31, 2017 @ 6:45am

Minister of Transport Marc Garneau has announced a total investment of over $175 million in seven measures to help protect Arctic waters as part of the Oceans Protection Plan. These measures include: A commitment of $94.3 million over five years to support safer and more efficient Arctic resupply operations through…

August 28, 2017 @ 7:41am

Ontario is taking an important next step toward developing the Ring of Fire, working with Webequie, Marten Falls and Nibinamik First Nations to plan and construct a year-round access road into the proposed mining development site being pursued by Noront Resources Ltd. As part of this project, the province is…

August 21, 2017 @ 12:10pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO), on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation, has released a bid call to ten prequalified contractors to build the new Centre for Excellence in Transportation Infrastructure in North York. An open, competitive request for qualifications process, overseen by IO, began in October 2016. This process identified ten…

August 21, 2017 @ 6:30am

Following a presentation from its chief administrative officer (CAO) George V. Harvie regarding the provincial review of the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project, Delta Council has provided its recommendations to the B.C. government. CAO Harvie identified some of the immediate safety issues with the George Massey Tunnel, including electrical system…

August 16, 2017 @ 7:20am

The new White City overpass, part of the Regina Bypass project, will open to traffic less than two years after construction started. A unique feature of the White City overpass is a pedestrian walkway that will connect the Trans Canada Trail on both sides of Highway 1. “The White City…

August 11, 2017 @ 7:15am

The Government of Quebec has announced the official opening of the new section of Highway 70 linking Chicoutimi to La Grande-Anse Road in La Baie. The completion of the extension of this highway will require a total investment of nearly $ 120 million from the Government of Quebec. "The citizens of Saguenay and Lac-Saint-Jean will be able…

August 02, 2017 @ 6:48am

Dwight Ball, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, has announced changes to his Cabinet. Joining Cabinet are Tom Osborne, Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) for Waterford Valley, who has been appointed as minister of finance and president of Treasury Board, minister responsible for the Human Resources Secretariat, minister responsible…

August 01, 2017 @ 6:41am

Ontario and Michigan are completing North America's first national, cross-border automated vehicle test drive through Southern Ontario and Michigan, promoting innovation in the auto sector and driving economic growth. Minister of transportation Steven Del Duca and federal minister of innovation, science, and economic development Navdeep Bains were in Windsor to…

July 31, 2017 @ 6:46am

Residents of Balgonie will soon have safer access to their community. Beginning this week, the Balgonie Overpass will be the first to open to traffic on the Regina Bypass–less than two years after construction started. The design of the Balgonie overpass includes two roundabouts, which are designed to accommodate large…

July 24, 2017 @ 7:08am

Lack of proper transportation infrastructure is a major barrier to Canada’s access to market and to its competitiveness, leading to lost opportunities and wasted time for both Canadian companies and residents, says a new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “As Canadians head out on vacation this summer, they…

July 20, 2017 @ 8:52am

Premier John Horgan has officially announced his new cabinet. The new cabinet is made up of 20 ministers and two ministers of state. In addition, six MLAs have been named as parliamentary secretaries. Premier Horgan’s cabinet is the first in B.C. history to achieve gender parity, with 10 women named…

July 20, 2017 @ 8:26am

The Ministry of Transportation has started the next phase of design work to upgrade the Hanlon Expressway (Highway 6) to a full freeway from Maltby Road northerly to the Speed River. The project will improve commute times to help people get home to their families faster and keep goods moving…

July 17, 2017 @ 7:28am

Brian Pallister, premier of Manitoba, joined Rick Chrest, mayor of Brandon, and community members to celebrate the completion of the Brandon Municipal Airport expansion project. The representatives also took the occasion to announce new federal-provincial-municipal funding of up to $2.5 million for the replacement of the airport maintenance building. The…

July 17, 2017 @ 7:23am

Ontario has released a draft strategy to guide transportation policy in Northern Ontario for the next 25 years and is seeking feedback from the community. A first of its kind in Ontario, the strategy outlines the province's vision and goals for Northern Ontario's transportation system, and actions to address the…

July 17, 2017 @ 7:14am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of nearly $265 million for major repairs to James Bay Road. The project covers all 620 kilometres of James Bay Road, over half of which will be resurfaced. Work also includes the replacement of culverts and road safety devices such…

July 11, 2017 @ 6:42am

The federal and Alberta governments have jointly announced funding that will improve the capacity and flow of traffic over the Peace River by constructing a second bridge to accommodate westbound traffic. The Government of Alberta is investing approximately $88 million and the Government of Canada is providing more than $74…

July 07, 2017 @ 10:49am

The Government of Canada has announced $2.1 billion for the Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative (TTCI) to build stronger, more efficient transportation corridors to international markets. The core element of the TTCI is the merit-based National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF), which will provide $2 billion over 11 years to strengthen…

July 05, 2017 @ 7:01am

Catherine Lavoie, Dale Williams, and Sylvain Villiard have been appointed to the board of directors of The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. (JCCBI) for a three-year term, following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process. Catherine Lavoie is an engineer with 25 years of high-level experience with concrete and asphalt…

July 04, 2017 @ 6:58am

The Government of Ontario has announced the start of construction of the Highway 400 widening project, expanding the highway across a stretch of more than 10 kilometres from Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan to King Road in the Township of King. This project, which is scheduled for completion in fall…

June 20, 2017 @ 8:15am

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has unveiled his new cabinet, with Lloyd Hines taking over as the new minister of transportation and infrastructure renewal. Hines was first elected as the MLA for the riding of Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie in 2013, and was re-elected in last month’s general election. Before last month’s…

June 16, 2017 @ 5:36am

The government of Ontario is investing up to $60 million in the Third Crossing Project in Kingston - a new bridge over the Cataraqui River that will connect the east and west communities. “I am thrilled that the province has made this commitment to support the third crossing project that…

June 14, 2017 @ 6:40am

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced $45.4 million to improve a section of the Trans Labrador Highway. The project consists of the widening and paving of Route 510 from Charlottetown junction to Cartwright junction. Once complete, it will improve the quality of life for local residents,…

June 14, 2017 @ 6:22am

The City of Winnipeg has officially broken ground on the Waverley Street Underpass project. The $155-million, multi-faceted project includes the replacement of the existing at-grade railway crossing at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue with an underpass. The project also includes the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Waverley Street as well as…

May 05, 2017 @ 7:13am

As part of ongoing efforts to modernize its traffic signals, the City of Toronto has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the provision of a new, adaptive ‘smart traffic signal’ system. The city has operated about 350 smart signals since the early 1990s, but the current system has reached…

May 05, 2017 @ 6:02am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced the award of a tender for a pilot project that will allow the province to investigate the value of night time paving work on provincial roadways. The tender, valued at $2.5 million, was awarded to Concord Paving Ltd. of Carbonear. The contractor…

May 04, 2017 @ 6:52am

A consortium made up of engineering firms exp, Stantec, and CIMA+ has been awarded a contract by the Ministère des Transports, Mobilité durable et Électrification des transports (MTMDET – ministry of transportation, sustainable mobility and transport electrification) to prepare preliminary and definitive pre-project studies, plans and specifications, as well as…

May 02, 2017 @ 8:39am

The governments of Alberta and Canada have announced that they will invest a combined $535 million in highway projects across the province. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Brian Mason, Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation, have announced funding for 10 bundled highway…

April 20, 2017 @ 9:33am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to pre-qualify and shortlist project teams to deliver the Highway 401 expansion project. The Highway 401 expansion project is approximately 18 kilometres long and is located within the western part of the Greater Toronto…

April 10, 2017 @ 6:37am

The British Columbia government has committed $113 million in its share of funding for Phase 2 of the Trans-Canada Six-Laning – Fraser Valley Project. This project is building off of Phase 1 of the project, which is already underway. Crews are mobilizing, and soon will start work to six-lane the…

March 29, 2017 @ 7:15am

The Government of Alberta plans to fully twin the critical Highway 15 corridor between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan. The much-needed project involves construction of a second bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River at the southern entrance to the City of Fort Saskatchewan and twinning the remaining two-lane section of Highway…

March 23, 2017 @ 11:25am

A new survey released by a broad consortium of both public and private sector transportation organizations found that more than nine in ten Ontarians (96 per cent) support government investment in transportation infrastructure, and among those surveyed, ranked investments in roads and bridges as number two on their list of…

March 21, 2017 @ 1:10pm

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a multi-year plan for infrastructure investments. The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments outlines commitments to education, health, buildings and roads, and municipal infrastructure through an investment of nearly $3 billion. The plan includes the following investments by sector over…

March 20, 2017 @ 7:04am

The 2017 Alberta budget included funding for new infrastructure projects, identified as high priorities by the province. Budget 2017 included a Capital Plan that will invest $29.5 billion in infrastructure projects over four years. This includes: $7.6 billion in municipal infrastructure support, including $4.8 billion under the Municipal Sustainability Initiative…

March 17, 2017 @ 7:22am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced up to $40 million in joint funding to upgrade a stretch of Highway 97 that is prone to accidents and landslides. Highway 97 is the primary route connecting British Columbia with Alaska and the Yukon. It is a main route for…

March 17, 2017 @ 6:48am

The Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced $20 million in federal-provincial funding to replace the antiquated Highway 102/103 interchange. The new interchange will be build next to the old junction to allow for continued traffic flow during its construction. The new structure will feature design improvements to increase…

March 16, 2017 @ 6:53am

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation have announced that LINK 427 has signed a fixed-priced contract to design, build, finance, and maintain the Highway 427 expansion project. The contract value of the Highway 427 expansion project is approximately $616M, which reflects payments to be made during construction, the…

March 14, 2017 @ 1:38pm

The governments of Canada and B.C., along with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Tsawwassen First Nation, have announced an agreement to jointly fund a series of road and highway improvements in the Delta and Surrey regions of the province. The estimated total cost is $245,176,671. The Government of…

March 13, 2017 @ 6:54am

As the Government of Canada looks for ways to transition to a low-carbon economy, executives at VIA Rail are doing their part to provide a transportation solution that will remove millions of carbon dioxide production each year. Speaking at the Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Montréal, VIA Rail President and…

March 06, 2017 @ 10:22am

The Government of B.C. has issued a tender for the new Mountain Highway Interchange along Highway 1 through the Lower Lynn Corridor, just north of the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. “This interchange upgrade, combined with the District of North Vancouver’s $14 million Keith Bridge and Keith Road expansion, will…

February 17, 2017 @ 7:49am

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

An Environmental Assessment Certificate has been issued to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement project. The project includes: building a new 10-lane, clear span bridge over the South Arm of the Fraser River; replacing the Westminster Highway, Steveston Highway and Highway 17A interchanges; widening…

February 13, 2017 @ 7:08am

The new Gouin bridge will be built to meet the needs of all users (vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists), creating significant benefits for the population of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and the region. The $126 million project involves building a new structure located slightly north of the existing one. This new bridge will have two…

February 06, 2017 @ 7:29am

Minister of Transportation and Works Al Hawkins released the provincial government’s Five-Year Provincial Roads Plan, along with the full list of road tenders for 2017-18. The plan uses an evidence-based approach to build, renew and maintain transportation infrastructure and takes full advantage of Newfoundland and Labrador’s short construction season while…

January 31, 2017 @ 8:21am

The federal and provincial government have announced funding to widen Highway 401. The Government of Canada is contributing a maximum of $96,030,979 through the New Building Canada Fund and the Government of Ontario is responsible for all remaining costs of the project. The project involves the widening of Highway 401…

January 30, 2017 @ 7:28am

The Ontario government has shut down a request from the City of Toronto to allow for tolling of the city’s Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. The tolling proposal by the city would have created a new revenue stream estimated at approximately $200-$300 million per year, which would have then…

January 27, 2017 @ 8:40am

An inter-regional transit terminal has broken ground at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre that will play a key role in the intermodal transit hub to support this burgeoning urban community adjacent to Toronto. The transit terminal, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, will serve York Region Rapid Transit’s extensive bus network and have…

January 24, 2017 @ 1:19pm

The Governments of Canada and New Brunswick announced more than $272 million in federal-provincial funding for key upgrades to three sections of Route 11 between Shediac and Miramichi. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $125 million to this project while the Government of New Brunswick is providing $147…

January 16, 2017 @ 11:48am

The P.E.I. government is seeking a contractor to conduct an environmental impact assessment on the second phase of the proposed Trans-Canada Highway extension in Cornwall. An environmental assessment will help protect habitat and wildlife as construction continues on the 9.5 kilometre project between Maypoint Road and New Haven. The first…

January 11, 2017 @ 8:53am

There is more than $186 billion invested in the biggest infrastructure projects currently under development in Canada, according to information released today in the annual Top100 Projects report. The Top100 Projects report, produced each year since 2006 by industry magazine ReNew Canada, researches and analyses several hundred projects each year…

January 11, 2017 @ 7:55am

The provincial and federal government, along with the City of Edmonton, have announced joint funding of more than $1 billion for the conversion of a portion of Highway 16, also known as the Yellowhead Trail, from an expressway into a freeway without traffic signals. Yellowhead Trail is a 25-kilometre corridor…

December 16, 2016 @ 9:55am

Just a few short weeks after Toronto city staff announced that the Gardiner Expressway rehabilitation project had ballooned to over $3.6 billion, a new plan suggests a fix could come in at as little as $2.3 billion. According to a story from the Toronto Star, city council will move forward…

December 16, 2016 @ 7:52am

Toronto City Council has voted 32-9 in support of Mayor John Tory’s proposal to introduce road tolls to the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. According to the Toronto Star, the final decision will not be made until sometime in 2017, but the council vote provides Tory with a strong…

December 14, 2016 @ 8:30am

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation will get its Freedom Road after the provincial and federal governments, along with the City of Winnipeg, reached an agreement to fund the road. According to a CBC News report, the three levels of government will provide $40 million for the project, a 24-kilometre roadway…

December 13, 2016 @ 9:56am

Ontario and Canada are partnering to expand Highway 404, a key road transportation link in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area. The province and the federal government are widening the existing highway from six to eight lanes and adding an HOV lane in each direction between Highway 407 ETR and Stouffville Rd.,…

December 12, 2016 @ 8:19am

Transport Futures (TF) has announced its support for Toronto Mayor John Tory’s call for road tolls on the city’s Don Valley Parkway (DVP) and Gardiner Expressway. “The Mayor’s bold leadership is perfectly timed since the provincial government is already testing High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes on the QEW between Oakville…

December 07, 2016 @ 12:16pm

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

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

CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has announced the addition of three new stations to the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) project. The Bassin Peel, McGill and Édouard-Montpetit stations will improve downtown Montréal service and further integrate the REM into the métro system through connections…

November 29, 2016 @ 8:12am

The City of Toronto has announced that the planned rehabilitation of the Gardiner Expressway will cost more than $1 billion more than originally anticipated. According to an article from the CBC, a city staff report published last week showed that the cost of the project has risen from $2.57 billion…

November 28, 2016 @ 8:14am

Ontario is supporting innovation in the transportation sector by launching the first automated vehicle (AV) pilot program in Canada, led by The University of Waterloo, the Erwin Hymer Group and BlackBerry QNX. The pilot brings together a range of expertise from the research, manufacturing and technology sectors to advance innovation…

November 28, 2016 @ 7:53am

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

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

The City of Toronto’s planning department has been asked to review a potential new route for the Scarborough subway extension. According to an article from the Toronto Star, the new route has been proposed by the Glen Andrew Community Association. Lorne Ross, the former planning commissioner for Scarborough who works…

October 28, 2016 @ 8:39am

An estimated $52.4 million Highway 16 project east of Saskatoon is targeted to open to traffic one year early. Funded by the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, the project includes the construction of 19.5 km of new twinned highway from east of Saskatoon to west of the Bradwell access road,…

October 24, 2016 @ 7:15am

The Mayor of Edmonton has asked the provincial government to step up to provide funding for the upgrade of Yellowhead Trail. According to an article from CBC News, Mayor Don Iveson believes that a lack of a provincial commitment will mean that federal funds will go to another province rather…

October 11, 2016 @ 7:14am

The City of Calgary today celebrated a groundbreaking event for the Stoney Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Bus Storage and Transit Facility. The new 44,300 square metre facility will provide storage and maintenance space for Calgary Transit’s new fleet of CNG buses, as well as diesel buses that are currently stored…

October 11, 2016 @ 6:15am

Northeast Anthony Henday Drive officially opened to traffic on October 1st, improving access and supporting economic growth in the Edmonton region and across the province. Now that Alberta’s first ring road is complete, drivers have 80 kilometres of free-flow traffic around Edmonton, providing a new connection between the national and…

October 03, 2016 @ 6:29am

The start of construction on the much-anticipated Highway 1 Admirals Road/ McKenzie interchange on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Victoria has begun, said B.C. transportation and infrastructure minister Todd Stone. This, just over a year after it was first announced. The new interchange will be located on the Trans-Canada Highway…

September 30, 2016 @ 8:20am

CivicAction, in partnership with Deloitte, has released a report providing recommendations on how to guide infrastructure investments in Phase 2 of the federal government’s Investing in Canada program. The report, Infrastructure for Today and Tomorrow: Ensuring we get it right, consulted with municipal and provincial leaders in order to “…understand…

September 29, 2016 @ 7:09am

The Government of Ontario has released a joint statement following the review of January 2016 incident that led to the closure of the Nipigon River Bridge. The following statement was delivered by Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, and Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and MPP for…

September 22, 2016 @ 11:15am

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

Alberta Transportation has signed an agreement with Mountain View Partners (MVP) to design, build, partially finance and operate the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project. Under the agreement, the province will fund 60 per cent of the capital construction cost, which will be paid during the five-year construction phase. MVP will…

September 19, 2016 @ 9:03am

Ontario is opening Canada's first High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes, providing a new travel option for commuters. The province is opening HOT lanes on 16.5 kilometres of the QEW in both directions, from Trafalgar Rd. in Oakville to Guelph Line in Burlington. Vehicles with two or more occupants can still…

September 15, 2016 @ 6:14am

Public health officials in Montréal are raising concerns over the level of noise generated from nighttime construction of the Turcot Interchange. According to an article from the CBC, the study undertaken by the Direction régionale de santé publique (Regional Public Health Management) show noise levels greater than the acceptable levels…

September 14, 2016 @ 7:09am

The continued push for the creation of the Mackenzie Valley Highway in the Northwest Territories has hit a major roadblock after the funding request review by Infrastructure Canada was put on hold. According to a CBC News article, the federal government is taking another look at the project as it…

September 14, 2016 @ 6:52am

Brampton Transit’s launch of the Züm Queen West service has marked the final project milestone of an ongoing partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Brampton. With the completion of the Züm routes, the remaining project work will include the purchase of buses,…

September 09, 2016 @ 7:42am

Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod announced a series of changes to the Executive Council. “With a clear mandate to guide us and preparations underway for the second year of our term, including consideration of potential restructuring options, today’s changes will help position Cabinet to deliver on its commitments and fulfill…

September 06, 2016 @ 6:20am

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

Provincial and federal government officials announced $53 million in joint funding for major rehabilitation projects for Provincial Trunk Highways (PTH) 1 and 6. This rehabilitation work will extend the life of these assets by approximately 20 years. “Each of our highways connects communities and enables economic activity across our large…

August 24, 2016 @ 8:51am

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

The province announced recently that work is set to begin on building the new Highway 407 East from Brock Road in Pickering to Harmony Road in Oshawa. The $1-billion project will create 900 direct construction jobs as well as "thousands more spin-off jobs in local companies," according to a press release.…

May 29, 2012 @ 7:43am

According to the Conference Board of Canada’s annual analysis of 27 Canadian census metropolitan areas (CMAs), the west is a hub of economic growth. Global demand for resources out of Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, and Regina will lead to the strongest economic growth among Canadian cities in 2012. “In spite of…

January 11, 2012 @ 9:56am

Rampart’s Avenir Communities and Cisco are collaborating on a $1-8-billion community in St. Albert, part of the Edmonton Capital Region of Alberta. Together, Rampart and Cisco will direct the planning, design, construction and operations to create the new 400 acre “smart and connected” community. Gerry J. De Klerk, CEO of…

November 04, 2011 @ 10:37am

During a presentation at the CNAM conference this morning, Andrew Lemer said new technologies mean largescale networks may be a thing of the past. Energy is the obvious example, but Lemer says it’s the same trend for transportation. “People can travel by one mode and switch to another,” he says,…

May 10, 2011 @ 10:55am

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

British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta launched the New West Partnership today, creating an economic powerhouse of nine million people with a combined GDP of more than $550 billion. The three provinces will work together in unprecedented ways to build Canada’s largest interprovincial barrier-free trade and investment market. “In today’s global…

April 30, 2010 @ 2:15pm

IBM is working with the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to evaluate the potential impact of electric vehicles on the United Kingdom’s electricity grid. The UK government has already committed 300 million pounds to create the infrastructure for plug-in vehicles and has provided consumer incentives. Supporting infrastructure has already begun rolling…

March 19, 2010 @ 7:15am

"It's a good budget, but it's not visionary." That’s Cardus’ director of research Ray Pennings’ take on the 2010 Canadian Federal Budget, tabled in Ottawa this week. Pennings says although today's federal budget rightly focuses on returning the books from deficit to surplus, it focuses too much on “short-term physical…

March 05, 2010 @ 8:45am

New Brunswick’s 2010-2011 budget includes $439.3 million for transportation infrastructure. Transportation Minister Denis Landry announced the capital budget yesterday in the legislative assembly. Landry said this year’s capital budget brings the provincial government’s investment in transportation infrastructure to more than $1.3 billion since October 2006. Why the focus on transportation?…

January 14, 2010 @ 7:33am

Calgary City Council has approved a comprehensive redevelopment plan for the city’s West End. The downtown area will undergo a major transformation over the next 25 years. The canvas of parking lots and bus terminals is meant to become a mixed-use community. Mayor Dave Bronconnier announced Council’s decision to fund…

November 04, 2009 @ 8:17am

[caption id="attachment_3065" align="alignleft" width="330" caption="The proposed route will also include a connection to the VIA station, where riders can access the new GO Transit service."][/caption] The City of Niagara Falls is getting a new bus system thanks to a joint federal-provincial investment announced this week. The Niagara People Mover project…

September 28, 2009 @ 1:55pm

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) are partnering with EQuilibrium Communities to provide support, including funding (up to $550,000 per project) to private, public and non-profit developers that are developing what they consider to be “leading-edge sustainable development neighbourhood-scale projects” in Canada. They’ve issued a…

July 08, 2009 @ 8:44am

The feds said funding announcements would start to come out ASAP, and it seems to have started. Ottawa is getting $376 million for a variety of public works projects, many of which are in the transportation and water sectors. Two thirds of the funding comes from provincial and federal economic…

June 08, 2009 @ 7:25am

According to Export Development Canada (EDC) President and CEO Eric Siegel, Canada’s export credit agency is working with more companies than ever. EDC today announced its combined financing and insurance volumes reached $17.4 billion for the first fiscal quarter of this year—nearly $1 billion more than the same period in…

April 22, 2009 @ 5:34am

Nearly 800 Saskatchewan municipalities will get accelerated funding through the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP) funding on a per capita basis by March 31, 2009. The province is dolling out $100 million to urban, rural and northern municipalities to start construction and/or repairs on wastewater, transportation and recreational projects -…

April 09, 2009 @ 4:26am

John Baird, Canada’s Transport and Infrastructure Minister, announced today a shot in the arm for municipal infrastructure. Ongoing federal gas tax transfers to the provinces and territories for municipal infrastructure doubled on April 1, 2009 to a total of $2 billion a year, and the federal government is accelerating the…

April 03, 2009 @ 12:28pm

Affordable housing needs to be part of the federal government's plan to get the Canadian economy moving, says Megan Leslie, a Nova Scotia New Democrat MP. Leslie told reporters she wants to see the government make a "massive" investment in large-scale infrastructure projects across Canada, but wouldn't say how much…

January 15, 2009 @ 10:08am

TransLink has adopted a $1.3 billion budget for 2009 that will follow through on committed projects to expand transit capacity in Metro Vancouver and improve its major arterial road system. The Capital Plan, also adopted this week, will see TransLink invest nearly $28 million to add seven more cars to…

December 09, 2008 @ 8:42am

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have marked the completion of the 11.8 kilometres of twinned Highway 101 between Falmouth and Avonport, N.S. The cost to twin the section of Highway 101 was about $47 million, and it took four years to complete. Minor work, including centre-line painting and…

December 08, 2008 @ 7:56am

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

Yesterday, Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty delivered a fiscal update that he told media the week before would include no special measures to help keep Canada steady in what he called "turbulent" times. "It's called a fiscal update and that's what it is," said Flaherty, "just an update." On Thursday,…

November 28, 2008 @ 8:09am

On November 13, 2008, an estimated 50,000 participants and volunteers from corporations, organizations, and universities around the world will focus on a common global concern-transportation usability and its impact on our environment. World Usability Day 2008 will launch the Global Transport Challenge to help individuals measure their everyday travel usage;…

November 10, 2008 @ 1:43pm

Nova Scotians benefitted from of about 475 kilometres of newly paved roads during the 2008 construction season. The paving was part of $374.7 million invested in the fiscal year 2008-09 for paving and road construction, building and repairing bridges, and filling potholes. The total represents a 15 per cent increase…

November 07, 2008 @ 2:35pm

The City of Toronto has launched its new Major Capital Infrastructure Coordination Office. As recommended by Mayor David Miller's Fiscal Review Panel, the office provides new high-level leadership and coordination of the city's priorities for infrastructure renewal. The appointment of Peter Crockett, P. Eng. as director of the office took…

November 04, 2008 @ 11:03am

Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE)is reporting its best quarter ever. The publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company reported third quarter revenues of $535 million, a 24 per cent increase from last year, as increases in the Infrastructure, Industrial and Concessions segments offset a small decline in the Buildings segment.…

October 30, 2008 @ 8:53am

Ontario has the best transportation system in Canada while British Columbia and Newfoundland have the worst, according to a new peer-reviewed study that compares the transportation infrastructure of the 10 Canadian provinces released today by independent research organization the Fraser Institute. Ontario is followed closely by Nova Scotia in second…

October 23, 2008 @ 7:06am

Governments must be selective in deciding which projects are best developed as public-private partnerships (PPPs or P3s), the Conference Board has said in a new study that examines both successful and failed transportation infrastructure projects. "In some quarters, PPPs are viewed as the only way to build and maintain transportation…

October 21, 2008 @ 7:08am

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

Cianbro president Peter Vigue will champion his company's proposed $1 billion Maine East-West tollroad at the Atlantic Province Trucking Association's first-ever International Transportation Summit, October 22, in Halifax, NS. The privately funded and constructed 260-kilometre, four-lane highway from Calais, Maine, to the Quebec-Maine border near Sherbrooke, Quebec. will cut approximately…

September 18, 2008 @ 10:38am

Most Nova Scotians are satisfied with their provincial highways system, a survey shows. "We are happy that our motorists continue to be pleased with our work. We'll use the findings of the survey to help us continue to improve our highway programs and services," Murray Scott, minister of transportation and…

September 12, 2008 @ 9:17am

Vancouver, B.C.- Last week, the federal government, under the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative Transportation Infrastructure Fund, announced an investment of a total of up to $20.9 million in five shortsea shipping projects and two road projects in the British Columbia Lower Mainland. This represents a potential $43.5-million joint investment…

September 08, 2008 @ 9:13am

McCormick Rankin Corporation (MRC) and MMM Group (MMM) have merged to form one of Canada's largest privately owned transportation consulting practices. MRC is a transportation focused, Canadian consulting engineering services firm, diversified in transportation sectors that include highway design, transit, and transportation planning. Similarly, Ecoplans is a leading full service…

September 05, 2008 @ 11:29am

The federal government, under the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, is investing $3.5 million in two road projects in Prince George, B.C. This represents a joint investment in excess of $7 million with the City of Prince George. Richard Harris, MP for Cariboo-Prince George, made the announcement yesterday on behalf…

September 03, 2008 @ 7:51am

Claymore Investments, Inc. is launching the Claymore Global Infrastructure ETF (CIF). The CIF has been designed to replicate the performance of the MFC Global Infrastructure Index, net of expenses. The MFC Global Infrastructure Index seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing in companies in the infrastructure sector based on…

August 28, 2008 @ 10:09am

During his visit to Rimouski today, Lawrence Cannon, minister of transport, infrastructure and communities, announced a $7.3 million investment in the ports of Rimouski and Matane. The invested funds will go toward different repairs that will maintain the safety of the facilities and keep the ports in optimal operating condition.…

August 20, 2008 @ 11:56am

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

The plan for a new bridge between the United States and Canada has been stalled in the U.S. Senate, reports the Detroit Free Press. State and federal highway officials outlined arguments for a new Detroit River crossing near Zug Island to a panel of state lawmakers last Friday at the…

August 18, 2008 @ 9:25am

The GENIVAR Income Fund announced today its acquisition of Henderson Paddon & Associates Limited, an Ontario-based civil engineering and environmental consulting firm. "This acquisition allows us to consolidate our municipal infrastructure, transportation and building engineering expertise," said Pierre Shoiry, GENIVAR's president and CEO. "We intend to keep expanding our multidisciplinary…

August 18, 2008 @ 9:10am

The governments of Canada and Quebec are today announcing the opening of a rebuilt four-lane divided stretch of Highway 175 between kilometre 208 and 213, near the northern boundary of the Laurentian Wildlife Reserve, and between kilometre 219 and 227, at the entrance of Saguenay. These sections, totalling 13 kilometres,…

August 15, 2008 @ 11:46am

The governments of Canada and Ontario, in partnership with the County of Essex, today announced the start of construction for the widening of Essex County Road 22 from Lakeshore Boulevard to Patillo Road. This project is one of several projects under the Let's Get Windsor-Essex Moving strategy. Funding for this…

August 15, 2008 @ 9:23am

Aecon Group Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a $105 million contract by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to reconstruct and widen a 15 km stretch of Highway 401 near Woodstock, Ontario. It is the third largest contract MTO has ever awarded, and the largest MTO contract…

August 11, 2008 @ 8:21am

Driving on the Trans-Canada Highway through Banff National Park will become safer and more efficient with a $100-million investment announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday. The Trans-Canada Highway project will twin an additional 14 kilometres of highway west of Castle Junction. When completed, the roadway will be twinned all…

August 06, 2008 @ 8:21am

Aecon Group Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Alberta Transportation to twin a 13-kilometre section of Highway 21 near Edmonton. Under the $81-million contract, Aecon will twin the 13-kilometre section of Highway 21 near Edmonton, from south of Highway 628 to north of Highway 16.…

June 25, 2008 @ 7:49am

The first of 37 new Light Rail Transit (LRT) vehicles ordered by the City of Edmonton made its first public appearance yesterday at an unveiling event at the D.L. MacDonald Maintenance Facility. The event also marked the thirtieth anniversary of the formal event to accept delivery of the first LRT…

June 24, 2008 @ 8:13am

Montreal is becoming the first city in North America to develop a bicycle network that helps address some of the problems related to the ever-growing use of cars in urban areas. With these problems in mind, Stationnement de Montréal created the innovative Public Bike System (PBS), which it will also…

June 17, 2008 @ 10:14am

All of our top government officials — both federal and provincial — showed up to announce the federal investment in FLOW, the government of Canada’s program for transportation growth in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced up to $962 million in partnership with the Province of…

March 06, 2007 @ 8:57am

Budget 2007 is now available online. After a live announcement from Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on Monday, many are saying that this is a safe, election-friendly, portfolio. There are substantial investments in Canadian infrastructure, most of which had already been announced. In total, $16 billion in new funding has…

March 06, 2007 @ 8:40am

FCM Capacity Building Program Consultation Workshops, a series of workshops to explore capacity building needs, are scheduled for location across Canada. Municipal governments across the country are taking a leadership role on actions that support and exemplify sustainable community development. Champions are needed to provide the leadership that makes sustainable…

February 27, 2007 @ 9:01am

The federal government and the government of British Columbia have agreed to cost-share the construction of a new seven-lane bridge across the Pitt River. Premier Gordon Campbell and David Emerson, Federal Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics, broke ground at the site…

February 10, 2007 @ 10:43am

Potholes, the side-effect of a Canadian winter, are almost impossible to avoid. So why do they upset us so much? Todd Hirsch, chief economist for the Canada West Foundation, is quoted in the July/August issue of ReNew Canada magazine as saying “we derive a strong sense of how ‘wealthy’ we…

July 31, 2006 @ 7:58pm