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Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx selected the 360 Transit Alliance joint venture to execute a program control services contract for Ontario’s four priority rail projects in the Toronto area. The projects include the new 10-mile Ontario Line, the Scarborough Subway Extension, the Yonge Street North Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. 360 Transit Alliance — which includes Stantec and Jacobs — will provide scheduling, risk management and quality assurance services for the project from multiple offices in Ontario, Stantec officials said in a press release.
Wabtec Corp. and Keolis Group signed a three-year international business development agreement to partner on commercial activities and develop products for the transit- and freight-rail industries. The agreement combines Wabtec’s product portfolio and Keolis’ transportation expertise in local markets to offer tailored solutions focused on HVAC energy efficiency, smart solutions for brakes, rolling stock monitoring systems and pantographs, as well as enhanced passenger information systems, Wabtec officials said in a press release. “This partnership with Wabtec is part of a strategy to structure the relationship with the major equipment manufacturers in the sector so that [Keolis Group] can continue to be seen as a global mobility operator,” Keolis officials said in a press release.
Bombardier Transportation signed a contract with Mosaic Transit Partners Maintenance GP (MTM) to provide 30 years of maintenance services for the Finch West light-rail project in Toronto. Bombardier will maintain a fleet of light-rail vehicles, as well as wayside track and overhead catenary system assets for the new light-rail line scheduled to be completed in 2023, Bombardier said in a press release. Bombardier will be a subcontractor to MTM, which is a joint venture of ACS Infrastructure and AECON.
OneRail and project44 partnered to create an integrated service that will allow shippers to track, trace and execute shipments from the manufacturing floor through the final mile across all modes of delivery, carriers, warehouses, cross docks and couriers. The partnership will increase visibility of shipments and provide cost savings, OneRail officials said in a press release.
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) implemented its smart ticketing technology across the Gold Coast light-rail network in Queensland, Australia, as part of a trial of the technology. The $371 million contactless ticketing system will be rolled out until full deployment is complete in 2022. So far, CTS has installed 156 fare payment validators at 19 light-rail stations, CTS officials said in a press release.
HDR promoted Erin Slayton to transportation program management director. Slayton will lead program management services for clients in all transportation markets, and guide development of the firm’s program management practice, HDR officials said in a press release. Slayton has nearly 20 years of experience in the planning, design and delivery of major transportation infrastructure programs. Her previous work at HDR involved project oversight and coordination of management services on large, complex infrastructure programs in three regions.