Transit Improvements Moving Forward in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

Transit Improvements Moving Forward in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area 
Bidders Shortlisted for New GO Transit Rail Maintenance Facility 
TORONTO, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario released a 
request for proposals to the three teams shortlisted to submit proposals to 
design, build, finance and maintain a new maintenance facility for GO transit. 
The new maintenance facility is part of Metrolinx's continued commitment to 
improving public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. At more 
than 600,000 square feet, the East Rail maintenance facility will: 

    --  accommodate light and heavy train maintenance work
    --  provide additional train storage to support GO Transit's
        planned service expansions, such as two-way, all-day train
    --  provide daily maintenance for up to 22 12-car passenger trains

The project will make public transit more reliable in the region and will 
support Metrolinx's regional transportation plan, The Big Move.

Over the last several months, numerous companies participated in a rigorous 
competitive request for qualifications process that reviewed and evaluated 
their abilities in design, construction, facilities management and financing 
in order to deliver the new maintenance facility. From this process, the three 
highest-scoring companies were shortlisted and invited to respond to a request 
for proposals.

The shortlisted bidders and their prime team members include:

|East Rail Development |Integrated Rail        |Plenary Infrastructure|
|Group                 |Partners               |ERMF                  |
|                      |                       |                      |
|                      |                       |                      |
|    --  SNC-Lavalin   |    --  Aecon          |    --  Plenary Group |
|    --  Dragados      |        Construction   |        (Canada) Ltd. |
|        Canada Inc.   |        Group Inc.     |    --  Kiewit Canada |
|    --  URS Canada    |    --  Balfour Beatty |        Development   |
|    --  National Bank |        Group Canada   |        Corp.         |
|    --  Geo. A. Kelson|        Inc.           |    --  Bird Design   |
|        Company Ltd.  |    --  Pomerleau Inc. |        Build         |
|    --  Guild Electric|    --  Black &        |        Construction  |
|        Ltd.          |        McDonald Ltd   |        Inc.          |
|                      |    --  Investec       |    --  Peter Kiewit  |
|                      |    --  Parsons        |        Infrastructure|
|                      |        Brinckerhoff   |        Co.           |
|                      |    --  Sowinski &     |    --  Honeywell     |
|                      |        Sullivan       |        Limited       |
|                      |        Architects     |    --  Toronto       |
|                      |    --  Strasman       |        Terminals     |
|                      |        Architects     |        Railway       |
|                      |    --  Lea Consultants|    --  Stantec       |
|                      |                       |        Consulting    |
|                      |                       |    --  Arup Canada   |
|                      |                       |        Inc.          |
|                      |                       |    --  TD Securities |
|                      |                       |    --  Cofely Adelt  |
|                      |                       |    --  Industrial    |
|                      |                       |        Electrical    |
|                      |                       |        Contractors   |

Infrastructure Ontario is working with Metrolinx to deliver the project. They 
will evaluate the submissions, select a preferred proposal, and then negotiate 
a final contract. A copy of the request for proposals is available at

The company selected for the East Rail maintenance facility will pursue LEED® 
Silver or greater designation by incorporating sustainable practices in its 
design and construction plans.

The entire procurement process is being overseen by a fairness monitor and the 
successful team will be announced in fall 2013.

The project will proceed under Infrastructure Ontario's alternative financing 
and procurement delivery model - a public-private partnership model that 
transfers project risks to the private sector and ensures projects are 
delivered on time and on budget.

The federal government will provide a portion of the funding for eligible 
construction costs. The Province of Ontario and Metrolinx will be responsible 
for the remaining costs.

The Big Move is Metrolinx's regional transportation plan for the Greater 
Toronto and Hamilton Area. It will provide residents and businesses with a 
transportation system that is modern, efficient and integrated.

Find out more about GO Transit, PRESTO, and the Union Pearson Express, 
divisions of Metrolinx.

"The new maintenance and storage facility supports GO Transit's expansion, 
including our commitment to bring two-way, all-day GO train service to 
commuters in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The new Ontario government 
is committed to providing public transit investments to make taking transit a 
better choice for commuters and to reduce traffic congestion on our roads."
— Glen Murray, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Infrastructure

"Critical to the realization of The Big Move, the construction of the East 
Rail maintenance facility will increase our maintenance and storage 
capacity, and enable more frequent and efficient GO Transit service to the 
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area."
— Bruce McCuaig, President and CEO, Metrolinx

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Paulette den Elzen Infrastructure Ontario 416-327-5764

Malon Edwards Strategic Communications Metrolinx (416) 874-5945  

SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario

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