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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

Toronto to receive $4.8 billion for transit

July 6, 2017 -

Toronto mayor John Tory has released a letter acknowledging that the city will receive $4.8 billion from the federal government for future transit projects. The funding Is part of phase two of the federal government’s public transit infrastructure funding. “I would like to thank Minister Sohi...

Categories: News, Ontario

Alberta commits $1.53 billion to Green Line LRT

July 6, 2017 -

The Government of Alberta has announced that it will provide one-third of the project cost for Calgary’s Green Line LRT Stage 1. The province will provide up to $1.53 billion over the next eight years. The funds will come from the Climate Leadership Plan. The Calgary Green Line will serve more than...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Metrolinx challenged over Alstom LRV purchase

July 5, 2017 -

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...

Categories: News, Ontario

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

Hamilton submits updated LRT study

May 29, 2017 -

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...

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

Metrolinx orders LRVs from Alstom

May 12, 2017 -

Metrolinx has entered into an agreement to purchase 61 Citadis Spirit light rail transit vehicles (LRVs) from Alstom, with the intention of having them available for use on the Eglinton Crosstown project if necessary. Seventeen of the 61 LRVs will be purpose-built for use on the Finch West LRT, with...

Categories: Ontario

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