TORONTO — The Ontario government has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) line serving Mississauga and Brampton.
The project includes approximately 20 kilometres of new dedicated rapid transit between the Port Credit GO Station in Mississauga and Gateway Terminal in southern Brampton, with 22 stops and connections to GO Transit's Milton and Lakeshore West lines, notes a media statement issued Aug. 17.
The LRT will also link to the Mississauga MiWay, Brampton Transit, Brampton Zum and the Mississauga Transitway, and there will also be a maintenance and storage facility built for the light rail vehicles at Highway 407.
Three teams were announced as shortlisted for the RFP in June. The teams and their main members are:
• Hurontario Light Rail Connection Partners: Cintra, Colas, Acciona, Acciona Infrastructure Canada, Ferrovial Agroman Canada Inc., DPM Energy, LURA Consulting, Arup Canada Inc., SENER, Dillon Consulting, DTAH, Grimshaw, RATP Dev Canada and Colas Rail.
• Mobilinx: Astaldi, John Laing, Hitachi-Ansaldo, Transdev, Amico Concessions, Hitachi, Amico, Bot, IBI, Morrison Hershfield and Arcadis.
• Trillium Transit Partners: Kiewit Meridiam, Keolis, Peter Kiewit Sons, Bird, Mass Electric, Black and MacDonald, Coco Paving, Stantec and STV.
The three shortlisted teams will submit their proposals to Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx later this year. The contract is anticipated to be awarded in 2018. The start of construction is targeted for 2018, with an estimated in-service date in 2022, the statement indicates.
The province is providing $1.4 billion to build the system. The project is being delivered using IO's Alternative Financing and Procurement delivery model.