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$175 million committed for improving Arctic infrastructure

Posted on August 28, 2017
Minister of Transport Marc Garneau has announced a total investment of over $175 million in seven measures to help protect Arctic waters as part of the Oceans Protection Plan. These measures include: A commitment of $94.3 million over five years to support safer and more efficient Arctic resupply operations through the Federal Investments in Safety Equipment and Basic Marine Infrastructure in Northern Communities Initiative; The Government of Canada will enhance partnerships with Indigenous communities and Arctic stakeholders to establish Low Impact [...]

Quebec investing $330 million in Côte-Vertu underground garage

Posted on August 28, 2017
The Government of Québec will invest $330 million in the construction of an underground garage for subway trains at the Côte-Vertu station. This garage will replace the first-generation metro cars, and respond to increased traffic and other needs, including a future extension of the Blue Line. The Montreal Transit Corporation (STM) will provide the remaining funds for the project for a total investment of nearly $440 million. "With $ 330 million in funding for the Côte-Vertu garage, the government is demonstrating its interest in public transit and [...]

Controversy erupts over new GO stations

Posted on August 28, 2017
Questions have arisen over the legitimacy of two stops selected as part of Metrolinx’s $13.5-billion Regional Express Rail project. According to an article from the Toronto Star, two stations originally rejected through Metrolinx’s analysis were later approved as a result of ‘pressure’ from the provincial transportation ministry. The Star obtained over 1,000 pages of documents through a freedom of information request which “ reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how Metrolinx ignored this analysis and approved the two contentious stations [...]

Tolls being removed from Port Mann, Golden Ears bridges

Posted on August 25, 2017
Drivers in the Lower Mainland soon will be paying less to get around as the British Columbia government is eliminating tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges. “We’re taking immediate action to make life more affordable and get people moving by scrapping unfair tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges,” said B.C. premier John Horgan. The removal of the tolls, which will take effect on Friday, Sept. 1, delivers on the premier’s commitment to put an end to the program put in place by the previous government. Each day, approximately [...]

4TRANSIT JV wins $300-million Metrolinx contract

Posted on August 25, 2017
The 4TRANSIT joint venture, comprising three leading Canadian engineering consulting firms, Hatch, Parsons, and WSP, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $300 million contract for providing technical advisory services for two major work packages tendered under Metrolinx’s 10-year Regional Express Rail (RER) Capital Program. The RER Capital Program is designed to transform the GO Transit rail network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to a two-way, all-day electrified service, where trains run every 15 minutes or better. This [...]

Verster named Metrolinx president and CEO

Posted on 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 Network Rail have been running Scotland’s railway operations, the ScotRail Alliance, and initiating work on the East West Railway, a new rail line linking Britain’s high tech corridor between Oxford and Cambridge. “We sought as our next CEO a person [...]

RFQ issued for Lakeshore East expansion project

Posted on August 24, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East—Central Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes: Two grade separations - Scarborough Golf Club Road and Morningside Avenue; Track and grading work from Galloway Road to Beechgrove Drive (approximately 3.4 km); and All [...]

Statement addresses speculation over Gordie Howe bridge

Posted on August 23, 2017
The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has released a statement addressing recent speculation that has appeared in media reports. The statement, from WDBA president and CEO Michael Cautillo, attempts to set the record straight over recent reports on the project. Here is the the full statement that has been released: “The Gordie Howe International Bridge project is the largest and most ambitious trade infrastructure project along the Canada-United States border. The bridge will encourage new investment between Canada and the United States. It [...]

Livingstone to lead Saskatchewan Health Authority

Posted on August 23, 2017
The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that Scott Livingstone has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the new Saskatchewan Health Authority (RHA). “Scott Livingstone is an innovative, strategic leader who shares our goal of one provincial health authority that is focused on better co-ordination of health services across Saskatchewan,” said Jim Reiter, minister of health. “Scott is uniquely qualified to lead the formation of the new organization, with a wealth of experience in the Saskatchewan health system as a pharmacist and as CEO [...]

Dvorak adds president to COO role at exp

Posted on August 23, 2017
Exp has announced that Mark Dvorak has been named as its new president in addition to his current role as chief operating officer. Former president and co-chief executive officer, Vladimir Stritesky, retired July 31st, 2017. Dvorak was named Chief Operating Officer in April 2016. With over 20 years of experience, he has evolved from an exp staff engineer, to a senior project manager, to vice president transportation for U.S. Central operations. In addition to his solid technical and managerial skills, he has also nurtured many valued client relationships. Stritesky [...]
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