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Consortium files lawsuit over Champlain Bridge project

Posted on March 29, 2017
The consortium responsible for the construction of the Champlain Bridge has launched a $124 million lawsuit against the federal government. According to an article from the CBC, the lawsuit alleges that consortium was not told that the existing bridge could not support the weight needed to allow certain bridge components to be delivered to the new construction site. As a result, delivery of the completed bridge could be delayed. Court documents filed show that the provincial Transport ministry informed Infrastructure Canada that no loads exceeding 65 [...]

B.C. commits $113 million to Trans-Canada expansion project

Posted on March 29, 2017
The British Columbia government has committed $113 million in its share of funding for Phase 2 of the Trans-Canada Six-Laning – Fraser Valley Project. This project is building off of Phase 1 of the project, which is already underway. Crews are mobilizing, and soon will start work to six-lane the highway between 202nd Street and 216th Street. The long-term objective is to six-lane the Highway 1 corridor between 202nd Street and Whatcom Road (Highway 11) in Abbotsford. Phase 2 of the project will include: eight kilometres of six-laning on Highway [...]

Mackenzie Valley Fibre Line construction completed

Posted on March 29, 2017
The Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL) achieved a major milestone on March 16, 2017 as the last two splice locations were installed, officially completing the construction of the 1,154 km fibre line between Inuvik and High Level, Alberta. With this, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is one step closer to fulfilling its mandate commitment to complete the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Optic Link in order to help modernize the economy and enable growth in all economic sectors. The project now moves into the next phase of work, which will consist [...]

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 [...]

B.C. commits $200M to expand the Cariboo Connector

Posted on March 28, 2017
The Province of British Columbia is building on its continued commitment to increase capacity and improve efficiency of the Cariboo Connector with a further $200 million of provincial funding, announced Minister of State for Rural Economic Development Donna Barnett. “Today I’m announcing funding for Phase 3 of the Cariboo Connector Strategy that will continue our government’s long-term commitment to improve the safety and efficiency of this primary highway connection to the north,” Barnett said. “Through these important infrastructure improvements [...]

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 [...]

Ambrose critical of federal budget

Posted on March 27, 2017
The Conservative Party is speaking very critically of last week’s budget introduced by the federal Liberal government. Speaking at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Interim Leader Rona Ambrose was quick to criticize the ‘nickel and dime-ing’ of taxpayers she feels is very evident in this year’s budget, as well as the troubling track record being built on infrastructure. “What the Liberals did is they announced a lot of money that they were going to spend on infrastructure, and then they spent it on other things,” Ambrose said. “Now they [...]

Alberta announces $149 million restoration at U of A

Posted on March 24, 2017
The Government of Alberta is investing $149 million over four years to restore the University of Alberta’s historic Dentistry/Pharmacy Building. The renovated building will serve as the university’s new administrative hub, where all administrative processes including Office of the Registrar will be relocated. It will also provide an increase in student service space to 17,800 square metres and free up room across campus that will be repurposed for student learning areas. Along with the long-term benefits, the project will create an estimated 18,750 [...]

GNWT releases RFQ for Tłı̨chǫ all-season road

Posted on March 24, 2017
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has begun the formal procurement process for the Tłı̨chǫ All Season Road (TASR) by releasing the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain an all-season road to Whatì. “Construction of the Tłı̨chǫ All Season Road is a priority of the 18th Legislative Assembly,” said Robert McLeod, minister of finance for the government of the Northwest Territories. “The project is a critical piece of infrastructure that will result in significant benefits for the Tłı̨chǫ [...]
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