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VIA pitches high-frequency rail project

March 6, 2017 -

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...

Tags: rail, train, transit, transportation, VIA Rail

Infrastructure spending not growing Canada's economy?

March 6, 2017 -

Only 11 cents of every dollar in new federal government infrastructure spending will be spent on highways, bridges, railways and ports— projects that can actually help improve Canada’s economy, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. This...

Tags: economy, Fraser Institute, Infrastructure, investment

Meikle Wind Energy Project completed

March 6, 2017 -

The 184-MW Meikle Wind Energy Project, located between Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd in British Columbia, has reached substantial completion. According to an article from Clean Technology Business Review, the new wind facility, developed by Pattern Energy, now represents the largest of its kind in B.C. The...

Tags: CanWEA, energy, Meikle, power, renewable, wind

Gordie Howe International Bridge to include pedestrian access

March 6, 2017 -

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has announced that, as a result of public consultation and feedback and engagement with Canada Border Services Agency and US Customs and Border Protection, the Gordie Howe International Bridge will include a dedicated multi-use path that will accommodate pedestrians...

Tags: bridge, Detroit, Gordie Howe, WDBA, Windsor

CAMH Phase 1C redevelopment project awarded

March 6, 2017 -

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have awarded a fixed-price contract to Plenary Health CAMH to design, build, finance, and maintain the CAMH Phase 1C redevelopment project. The contract is valued at approximately $685 million, which reflects the payments...

Tags: CAMH, health care, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Ontario, IO, Plenary Health

User pay models for new federal infrastructure?

March 1, 2017 -

Federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau was greeted by a difficult question at the 10th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Montreal: should bridges in Montréal charge tolls? It was a subject that Garneau clearly was not expecting to discuss at the Forum, following formal remarks that focused...

$100 Million spent preparing for Green Line LRT

February 28, 2017 -

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

Tags: Calgary, Green Line, LRT, Nenshi, rail, transit

Cory named President and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario

February 27, 2017 -

Infrastructure Ontario's (IO) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Mr. Ehren Cory as the new President and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario. Mr. Cory has served as a member of IO's executive since December 2012, most recently leading the division responsible for delivering major public...

Tags: Ehren Cory, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Ontario, IO, Ontario

Tension crack appears at Site C worksite

February 27, 2017 -

A 400-metre long tension crack has appeared on a slope near a road construction site as part of the Site C Clean Energy Project. According to a BC Hydro information bulletin regarding the appearance of the crack: “Tension cracks are not unexpected in this area; however, this particular crack...

Tags: BC Hydro, energy, power, road construction, site c

RFQ issued for Union Station Enhancement Project

February 23, 2017 -

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...

Tags: GO train, Infrastructure Ontario, Metrolinx, transit, Union Station

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