DENVER, March 17, 2016 /CNW/ -- 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 (RT) 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 (LRT) 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."
CH2M is the leading professional services firm delivering sustainable solutions to clients working on the world's most complex challenges. CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management solutions for vital infrastructure and resources serving diverse public- and private-sector clients. With $5.4 billion in revenue, the firm's ~24,000 people operate from offices in 50 countries across four business groups: water; environment & nuclear; transportation; and energy & industrial. Known for managing global events such as the 2012 London Olympics, CH2M ranks among Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies; number-one in environmental consulting and program management by Engineering News-Record; and among sustainability leaders by independent analyst Verdantix. CH2M in 2016 was selected to receive the World Environmental Center's Gold Medal Award, and in 2015, received the Stockholm International Water Institute's highest Industry Water Award for pioneering water conservation and reuse technologies.