Ontario Construction Report staff writer
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have selected 360 Transit Alliance Joint Venture, which includes key partners Stantec and Jacobs, to execute a Program Control Services Contract for four priority transit projects in the Greater Toronto Area.
The projects include the new Ontario Line, the Scarborough Subway Extension, the Yonge Street North Subway Extension, and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – with a total estimated capital value of $28.5 billion.
“This is one of Canada’s largest and most technically complex programs and we’re pleased that Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have put their faith in us,” said Thomas Baginski, senior principal at Stantec and lead program controls manager.
“It is exciting to be able to join IO and Metrolinx in a program that will positively impact millions of people. These four projects, once complete, will be critical connectors for North America’s fastest growing metro region.”
360 Transit Alliance will provide project controls that include scheduling, risk management, and quality assurance from multiple offices in Ontario, supported by additional global expertise.
“Increasing access to transit and improving quality of life by reducing daily travel times is important to creating connectivity throughout the Greater Toronto Area,” said Jacobs Vice President and Geographic Operations Manager – Canada, Buildings and Infrastructure Paul Griffiths. “We can help implement the vision for faster and more reliable transit service in all directions across the metro area.”
Stantec will serve as technical advisor on both the Ontario Line and the Hurontario LRT line and lead engineer on the $1.9 billion Long Island Rail Road expansion for the Metropolitan Transit Agency in New York, which will modernize the busiest commuter line in the United States.
Stantec is leading the design on the Chicago Transit Authority’s $2.1 billion Red and Purple Modernization Program and 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.