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RFQ issued for Early Stations’ Improvements project

Posted on 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 RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes: Rail platform edge tile; Service information digital signage; Electrical capacity and electrical room upgrades; New fare device installations and replacement of existing devices; Elevator [...]

Quebec wind energy set to meet Massachusetts’s renewable energy needs

Posted on July 28, 2017
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) commended Boralex, Gaz Métro and Hydro-Québec for their submission of a proposal in response to a call for tenders issued by Massachusetts utilities in an effort to supply the state with an additional 9.45 TWh of clean energy by 2022. The proposal outlines a project to build a new wind energy production facility in Seigneurie de Beaupré, with more Quebec wind energy projects expected to be added to the list of proposals submitted to Massachusetts electricity systems operators. Wind energy allows hydroelectricity [...]

N.B. government welcomes project bid by Emera

Posted on July 28, 2017
The Government of New Brunswick is welcoming news that Emera’s bid for a major clean-energy program in Massachusetts will rely on proposed renewable energy projects in New Brunswick. “This proposal represents an incredible opportunity for New Brunswick to capitalize on its resources to provide clean, renewable energy. Responsible resource development has the potential to create jobs and help grow our economy,” said minister of energy and resource development Rick Doucet. Emera’s proposal would see the construction of the Atlantic Link, a 375-mile [...]

Prequalified teams invited to bid on OPP Modernization Phase Two Project

Posted on July 24, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) have released a request for proposals (RFP) to the three prequalified teams to design, build, and finance nine new detachments for phase two of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Modernization project. Teams were selected following the request for qualifications process that began in January 2017. The following teams were shortlisted based on their design and construction experience, as well as the qualified personnel and financial capacity, to deliver a [...]

Advisory services contract awarded for the QEII Redevelopment Project

Posted on July 24, 2017
Deloitte has been awarded the contract to explore public and private sector-led options to help determine the best approach to design, construct, and maintain new buildings that will replace the Victoria and Centennial buildings in Halifax. The work is part of the QEII Redevelopment Project. Deloitte has extensive financial advisory services experience and has advised on the planning, procurement, and implementation of some of the largest and most complex new hospital projects in Canada. Deloitte will work closely with Kasian Architecture, the QEII [...]

Dufferin Street bridge work completed for GO RER

Posted on July 24, 2017
The Government of Ontario has announced the completion of the Dufferin Street Bridge Widening project, a milestone in the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Passing over Queen Street West, the Dufferin Street Bridge has been widened to accommodate the additional track needed to increase service levels between Toronto and Barrie on the Barrie GO corridor. Ontario is also partnering with the City of Toronto to extend the West Toronto Railpath multi-use trail. The trail will run along the existing rail corridor, connecting cyclists and pedestrians [...]

Regina Bypass hits milestone with opening of Balgonie Overpass

Posted on July 24, 2017
Residents of Balgonie will soon have safer access to their community. Beginning this week, the Balgonie Overpass will be the first to open to traffic on the Regina Bypass–less than two years after construction started. The design of the Balgonie overpass includes two roundabouts, which are designed to accommodate large vehicles such as agriculture equipment. The roundabouts provide many benefits over standard intersections, including fewer stops, shorter delays, fewer spots where collisions are likely to occur and increased safety. “The Regina Bypass [...]

RFP closed for Highway 401 Tunnel Project

Posted on July 24, 2017
The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for prequalified teams to submit their proposals to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, as part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. The tunnel is a portion of the work being done on the Kitchener GO Corridor as part of the investment in the RER program. Following Infrastructure Ontario's request for qualifications process, three teams—Kiewit, TK Linx, and Toronto Tunnel Partners‑were prequalified and invited to respond to a request for proposals in February 2017 [...]

Infrastructure gaps block Canadian productivity: report

Posted on July 20, 2017
Lack of proper transportation infrastructure is a major barrier to Canada’s access to market and to its competitiveness, leading to lost opportunities and wasted time for both Canadian companies and residents, says a new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “As Canadians head out on vacation this summer, they will be spending longer periods in their cars, stuck in traffic because of inadequate road infrastructure, including poorly-maintained roadways, interchanges and bridges. Unfortunately, it won’t stop after their vacations, either. Congested [...]

Canada, Quebec invest in Quebec City transit projects

Posted on July 20, 2017
The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of over $59.6 million for 32 projects for Quebec City's Réseau de transport de la Capitale, under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Canada will invest over $33.1 million in these projects, and the Government of Quebec will contribute over $26.5 million. The Réseau de transport de la Capitale will provide the remaining funding. "The Government of Quebec's investment, together with those of the Government of Canada and the municipality, will greatly improve transit [...]
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