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Toronto moving forward with future transit plans

May 25, 2017 -

Toronto City Council has approved a plan to continue preliminary work the next phase of its multi-billion-dollar transit system expansion. The plan includes moving forward with two projects: the Downtown Relief Line and the extension of Line 1 on Yonge Street. The Downtown Relief Line, with current...

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

RFP closed for Cooksville Station project

May 24, 2017 -

The request for proposals stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build, and finance the Cooksville Station project, part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Following the request for qualifications process, two teams - EllisDon Infrastructure Transit and Kenaidan Obayashi...

Categories: News, Ontario

London moving forward with bus rapid transit

May 17, 2017 -

The City of London is moving forward with a plan for a $440-million bus rapid transit (BRT) system. According to an article from the London Free Press, the finalized routes for the BRT would provide the city with access along major corridors in all directions, with access to the city core, Western...

Categories: News, Ontario

TransLink launches electric bus trial

May 16, 2017 -

TransLink has begun a three-month test of an electric battery-powered bus. It is one of a number of environmentally friendly bus technology trials TransLink plans to launch to help the region meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals. The bus in this demo, supplied by BYD Canada at no cost to TransLink...

Categories: Western Canada

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

RFQ issued for Rutherford Station project

May 10, 2017 -

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build and finance the Rutherford Station project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Barrie line. The...

Categories: Ontario

Winnipeg launches Eastern Corridor transit study

May 5, 2017 -

The City of Winnipeg has launched its Eastern Corridor Study, which aims to identify the route for a new rapid transit corridor connecting downtown and eastern Winnipeg, as well as a plan for the Louise Bridge. “The launch of the Eastern Corridor Study represents an important next step toward the...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Region of Waterloo issues transit hub RFQ

May 5, 2017 -

The Region of Waterloo has launched phase 1 of its bidding process to select the private developer who will build the large mixed-use transit hub on Victoria and King Street in Kitchener. The new transit hub will feature seamless access to multiple modes of transportation and integrated residential...

Categories: News, Ontario

City of Burlington announces new director of transit

April 19, 2017 -

After an extensive search and evaluation of highly qualified candidates, the City of Burlington has announced Sue Connor as their new director of Burlington Transit. Ms. Connor began her career in 1976 working for Canada Post, moving quickly through the ranks of the government agency over the next...

Categories: News, Ontario

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