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Edmonton adopts new transit strategy

July 13, 2017 -

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

Categories: News, Western Canada

Ottawa looks to adjust Stage 2 LRT plan

July 7, 2017 -

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

Categories: News, Ontario

$1.09 billion committed to Ottawa Stage 2 LRT

June 16, 2017 -

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

Categories: News, Ontario

Federal government invests $1.28 billion in REM

June 16, 2017 -

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

Categories: News, Quebec

Three teams shortlisted for Hurontario LRT

June 8, 2017 -

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...

Categories: News, Ontario

Metrolinx files appeal over Bombardier decision

May 25, 2017 -

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...

Categories: News, Ontario

Council approves phase 1 of Green Line LRT

May 16, 2017 -

Calgary City Council has voted in favour of building phase 1 of the Green Line light rail transit (LRT) system. According to a report from CBC News, council approved the current version of the route by a vote of 12-3. The $4.5-billion transit system is designed to run from 16th Avenue North to 126...

Categories: Western Canada

CDPQ Infra announces historic land agreement

March 21, 2017 -

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

Categories: News, Quebec

Most opposition to light rail based on process: report

March 15, 2017 -

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

Categories: News, Ontario

Ottawa approves Stage 2 LRT project

March 10, 2017 -

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

Categories: News, Ontario

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