Jacobs and Stantec secure programme control services contract in Canada

22 December 2020 (Last Updated December 22nd, 2020 12:14)

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a programme control services contract to Jacobs and Stantec, the key partners in the 360 Transit Alliance joint venture (JV), for four transit projects in Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada.

Jacobs and Stantec secure programme control services contract in Canada
360 Transit Alliance will be responsible for risk management, quality assurance from multiple offices in Ontario, scheduling and other related project controls. Credit: Kari Shea on Unsplash.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a programme control services contract to Jacobs and Stantec, the key partners in the 360 Transit Alliance joint venture (JV), for four transit projects in Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada.

The total estimated capital value of the four projects stands at nearly $28.5bn.

The transit projects include the new Ontario Line, the Scarborough Subway Extension, the Eglinton Crosstown West LRT Extension and the Yonge Street North Subway Extension.

With support from additional global expertise, 360 Transit Alliance will be responsible for scheduling, risk management and quality assurance from multiple offices in Ontario.

Jacobs Americas building and infrastructure north regional director and senior vice president Gary Morris said: “Increasing access to transit and improving quality of life by reducing daily travel time is important to creating connectivity throughout the Greater Toronto area. We can help implement a faster and more reliable transit service in all directions across the metro area.”

The new Ontario Line will cover roughly 16km, adding 15 new stations across the city, from Ontario Science Centre in the northeast to the Exhibition Place in the south-west.

Scarborough Subway Extension will add three stops, covering more than 7.8km to bring the Toronto Transit Commission’s existing Line 2 subway service even further into Scarborough.

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will add seven stops and run across 9.2km west of the Crosstown’s Mount Dennis Station.

In addition, Yonge Street North Subway Extension will bring the Toronto Transit Commission’s existing Line 1 subway service to the cities of Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan.

Stantec lead programme controls manager and senior principal Tom Baginski said: “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.”

“Once complete, these four projects will positively impact millions of people and will be critical connectors for North America’s fastest-growing metro region.”