EDMONTON, Alberta & NEW YORK & TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have selected global design firm Stantec to provide technical advisory services for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, which will connect the growing cities of Mississauga and Brampton, just outside of Toronto. The Hurontario LRT will run 18 kilometres of service from the Port Credit GO regional rail station near Lake Ontario to the Brampton Gateway Terminal, and include 19 stops along the way. The project also encompasses an operations, maintenance, and storage facility located at Highway 407. As lead technical advisor, Stantec will provide design, construction, and commissioning oversight services to ensure the successful delivery of the project from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting. Design review services on this project have already commenced and are proceeding at this time under Ontario’s definition of allowable construction projects.
The Hurontario LRT project is one of the largest transit projects undertaken by Metrolinx in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and one of a series of major transportation investments being led by Metrolinx and IO to improve transit within the province. The new LRT service will run electric trains along Hurontario Street in a dedicated guideway and will also provide an anchor for high density development along the corridor for both cities.
“We’re seeing increasing investment in transit projects in Ontario and in other North American markets,” said Gregg Cooke, Vice President and Regional Business Leader, Transportation at Stantec. “Governments are looking to provide smart and efficient mobility systems to better move growing urban populations, while reducing congestion and travel times. The Hurontario LRT will provide a sustainable transportation solution and economic opportunity to the citizens of Mississauga and Brampton for decades to come.”
Stantec is engaging various specialists within transportation engineering, civil engineering, environmental, rail systems, building engineering, urban planning and architecture from multiple offices in Ontario, supported by additional expertise from across North America. Stantec will also be supported locally by HDR.
Metrolinx and IO are delivering the Hurontario LRT through a public-private partnership (P3) contract, which has a strong track record in Ontario. After completion, the LRT line will be operated and maintained by the Mobilinx Consortium but will remain publicly owned by Metrolinx. Project construction is expected to be completed in 2024.
The Hurontario LRT is one of many large-scale transit projects currently being delivered by Stantec. The firm is the lead engineer on the $1.9 billion Long Island Rail Road expansion for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, which will modernize the busiest commuter line in the United States. In Chicago, Stantec is leading the design on the Chicago Transit Authority’s $2.1 billion Red and Purple Modernization Program. Stantec was also selected to provide infrastructure engineering, procurement, and construction services on Montreal’s Réseau express métropolitain (light rail network), one of Quebec’s most important public transit projects.
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