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City of Burlington announces new director of transit

Posted on 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 12 years in a series of managerial posts. In 1988, she made the move to the transit industry working for Mississauga Transit in a number of positions in their operations department and finally leading that department. Burlington is in what it calls a critical [...]

Sutherland Generating Station producing electricity

Posted on April 10, 2017
The Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station (GS) on New Post Creek is now generating clean, reliable, low-cost electricity. The project, which is a partnership between Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Coral Rapids Power, a company wholly owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN), was completed safely, ahead of schedule, and on budget. “Ontario’s newest waterpower generation station further demonstrates our government’s commitment to building a clean and reliable electricity system,” said Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault. “Not only will it [...]

RFQ issued for Highway 401 expansion project

Posted on April 10, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to pre-qualify and shortlist project teams to deliver the Highway 401 expansion project. The Highway 401 expansion project is approximately 18 kilometres long and is located within the western part of the Greater Toronto Area, from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton. This project includes widening the existing six lane configuration to the following: 12 lane core-collector system from the Credit River to Winston [...]

Kipling station to become transit hub

Posted on April 3, 2017
The Government on Ontario, alongside officials from the City of Mississauga, TTC, and Metrolinx, have announced a plan to redevelop Kipling Station into a major transit station that integrates subway, regional rail, and inter-regional bus services into a single hub. The redevelopment includes the area around the Kipling GO Station and the TTC's Kipling subway station. The station will integrate the subway, GO train, and local and regional bus services, including GO, TTC, and MiWay services, into a single mobility hub through a new inter-regional bus terminal. These [...]

Federal government commits $1.8 billion to Regional Express Rail

Posted on March 31, 2017
The federal government has announced that it will invest more than $1.8 billion in the GO Transit Regional Express rail project in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. The funding announced is through the New Building Canada Fund – Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component. Along with the province’s contribution to the GO Transit Regional Express rail project, this investment will be the single largest transit project in which the federal government has ever invested‎. “Over the last few years the province has made significant progress towards [...]

McCuaig leaves Metrolinx, joins Canada Infrastructure Bank

Posted on March 28, 2017
Bruce McCuaig is leaving his position as president and CEO of Metrolinx. After 6 1/2 years at the helm of the Crown agency responsible for the integration of transportation and transit in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area, McCuaig has accepted a post at the Privy Council office as an Executive Adviser for the Canada Infrastructure Bank. The former Ontario deputy minister of transportation has helped steer The Big Move, a plan that has seen significant expansion of transit services throughout the region, including the early stages of the $13.5 billion [...]

Eglinton Crosstown LRT Moves to Battery Back-Up

Posted on March 28, 2017
Ontario has announced a partnership with Toronto Hydro to build a battery energy storage system for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, which will increase the reliability of the line, lower operating costs, and reduce emissions. Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca and MPP for York-South Weston Laura Albanese visited the future site of Mount Dennis Station and the LRT maintenance and storage facility today to announce the new partnership. Del Duca, said of the investment in the energy storage installation, "We have listened to [...]

York commits to electric bus demonstration

Posted on March 27, 2017
The Regional Municipality of York has confirmed its involvement in the Pan-Ontario Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial by approving the purchase of six fully battery electric transit vehicles to operate in the Town of Newmarket, Ont. The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) brought York Region Transit together with funding partners, research teams, technology tools, and manufacturing stakeholders. The York Region project is unique as it is the first time an e-bus project is being supported by a power provider, Newmarket-Tay [...]

Ontario extending Richmond Hill GO transit line

Posted on March 24, 2017
Ontario is extending the Richmond Hill GO line with the construction of a new GO station at Highway 404 and Bloomington Road. The new station will extend the Richmond Hill GO rail line north from the current terminus at Gormley GO Station, and will offer commuters living in Aurora and Whitchurch-Stouffville convenient access to GO Transit service. The station will be fully-accessible and include a 765-space parking structure, charging for electric vehicles, heated shelters, a platform snowmelt system, a kiss & ride area and a covered six-bay bus [...]

RFQ issued for Lakeshore East—East Corridor Expansion

Posted on March 23, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East - East 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: Right-of-Way (ROW) works to construct 11 kilometers of third track infrastructure between Beechgrove Road and Durham Junction Expansion and upgrade of two rail bridges at [...]
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