The largest public investment in Canadian history is poised to connect communities and commuters in greater Toronto.
With one of the most ambitious transit expansion programs in North America and the largest public investment in Canadian history, the Metrolinx Rapid Transit Program is poised to connect communities and commuters in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) – one of Canada’s most populated and vibrant urban regions – which is growing by an average of 100,000 people each year.
With a complex web of deliverables and interconnected dependencies, more than 40 of CH2M’s brightest and brainiest experts are helping Metrolinx uncover the right solutions so transit riders will have access to the best possible transit and transportation network when the project is complete in 2022. That’s critical for our client, so it’s top of mind for us.
We’ve been partnering with Metrolinx since 2010, and right now, we’re providing owner’s engineer and program management services for three new light rail transit lines including vehicle maintenance facilities. Working together with Metrolinx in an integrated team, we’re helping to establish a precedent for how a Canadian municipality can tackle large and complex infrastructure programs.
Toronto has the third highest transit system ridership in North America but one of the longest average commute times
Within Toronto alone, public transit routes cover 1,200 kilometers - that’s twice the length of the entire city!
When complete in 2022, almost 6 million people will have better, more reliable access to education, work, community services, healthcare and shopping
Light rail vehicles produce near-zero emissions, making them the right choice for the environment
We are honored to support the largest public transit investment in Canadian history, alongside our valued client, Metrolinx.
Meet the team
The opportunity to be involved with the development of both the Metrolinx Rapid Transit Program and the development of the Metrolinx Rapid Transit organization has provided us with the opportunity to be associated with a fantastic success story. We are honored to support the largest public transit investment in Canadian history, alongside our valued client, Metrolinx.
I think the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is a great example of the global trend toward urbanization and the creation of mega-cities. Rapid transit helps lay the foundation for future generations of passengers, giving them access to safe and affordable public transportation.
CH2M was really able to bring our full depth of technical experience to the program, drawing from our local and global experts to develop game-changing processes and systems to handle this complex project together with the client.
What was involved?
Serving Metrolinx as the owner’s engineer and program manager services for three new light rail transit lines in Canada’s most populous city.
With a legacy of delivering transit and rail projects worldwide, we’re proud to partner with Metrolinx to bring major changes to the way people in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area commute. Our multidisciplinary rail experts are assisting with light rail vehicle procurement, tunneling and more.
Our team is committed to fostering a strong sense of collaboration and direct communication in everyday operations, and we approached the program’s complexity with customized project controls and contract management tools to coordinate various transit methods, sites, contractors and stakeholders.
With a population of more than 6 million, like many booming metroplexes, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is growing rapidly, adding an average of 100,000 people each year. To accommodate its expanding population and provide relief to congested roadways, the Metrolinx Rapid Transit program will allow commuters easier and quicker access to everything Toronto has to offer.
Delivering Canada’s largest public transit program
Partnering with Metrolinx, we’re managing one of the most ambitious public transit undertakings in Canadian history
Metrolinx is one of the most ambitious transit expansion programs in North America and the largest public investment in Canadian history.
With an ever-increasing population in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Metrolinx’s Rapid Transit Program is poised to connect communities and commuters, giving riders easy and convenient access to the best possible transit and transportation network when the project is complete in 2022.
The ambitious program includes three primary components:
- Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit: Will add 19 kilometers (12 miles) of new transit from Mount Dennis (Weston Road) to Kennedy Station.
- Finch West Light Rail Transit: Will add 11 kilometers (7 miles) of new transit along Finch Avenue from the planned Finch West subway station at Keele Street to Humber College.
- York Viva Bus Rapid Transit: More than 34 kilometers (21 miles) of planned routes will provide reliable and more frequent service, connections with GO Transit, regional transit and future subway system extensions.
The complex transit initiative requires a dedicated, experienced team. Serving in the role of owner’s engineer and providing program management services since 2010, we recently received a five-year contract extension to continue our delivery partnership with Metrolinx.
Our technical experts are helping lead and support numerous program management components including coordination and reporting, cost estimation and control, change control, contract management, engineering design support, light rail vehicle procurement and more.