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Metrolinx selects CH2M to provide program management services for Next Wave Rapid Transit Projects

Building on the success of the First Wave of Rapid Transit projects, Metrolinx plans to extend transit service to neighbouring municipalities and regional areas outside the City of Toronto with the Next Wave projects.

Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario that manages and integrates regional transportation planning in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, has selected CH2M for its Next Wave Rapid Transit Projects – Consultant Services for Program Management Services contract.

Building on the success of the First Wave of RT projects—York Viva Bus Rapid Transit, Eglinton Light Rail Transit and Finch West LRT—Metrolinx plans to extend transit service to neighbouring municipalities and regional areas outside the City of Toronto with the Next Wave projects.  These include the Hurontario LRT, Hamilton LRT, GO Bus infrastructure improvements and other rapid transit projects to be determined.

CH2M served as the owner’s engineer and program manager for the projects in the First Wave, the largest public transit investment in Canadian history, and will provide continuity of service with proven, repeatable processes, procedures and tools for the Next Wave projects. Additional team members under the contract include Boxfish Group, Comtech Group and Turner & Townsend.

“As a trusted advisor on the First Wave RT Projects, the UP Express and the Regional Express Rail program, we are proud to support Metrolinx’s mission to champion, develop and implement an integrated transportation system for our region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life,” said Doug Willoughby, CH2M’s Canadian Business Manager for Transportation. “Leading the industry in Program Management, we understand what is required to successfully transform visionary projects into reality.”

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