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Alberta commits new funding to Edmonton LRT

September 15, 2017 -

The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $176-million grant to the City of Edmonton for construction of the southeast leg of the Valley Line LRT. The funding was originally provided to Edmonton in 2014 as an interest-free loan. The province is now converting this loan into a grant, with...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Software issues could delay Waterloo ION LRT

September 5, 2017 -

The Region of Waterloo has suggested that the ION light rail transit project could face future delays due to software issues with the vehicles to be used on the line. According to an article from the Waterloo Region Record, the project faces new delays as a result of issues with the core operating...

Categories: News, Ontario

Verster named Metrolinx president and CEO

August 24, 2017 -

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...

Categories: News, Ontario

Ontario releases RFP for Hurontario LRT project

August 17, 2017 -

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...

Categories: News, Ontario

VIDEO: Construction of the ValleyLine LRT

August 9, 2017 -

TransEd has released a new video of the construction of Phase 1 of Edmonton’s Valley Line LRT. The new video looks at the progress of the River Valley tunnel, which will connect the Tawatina Bridge to the 102 Avenue Portal.

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First track installed for Eglinton LRT

August 9, 2017 -

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...

Categories: News, Ontario

RFQ issued for Early Stations’ Improvements project

July 28, 2017 -

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...

Categories: News, Ontario

VIDEO: Building the King Street Grade Separation

July 28, 2017 -

The $818-million Region of Waterloo ION LRT - Stage 1 includes the construction of grade separation at one of the busiest intersections in Kitchener-Waterloo. This video, narrated by ION project manager Greg Proctor, provides a visual look at this vital component of the transit project.

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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

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