Ontario Construction News staff writer
Calgary’s Green Line Board has selected Bow Transit Connectors (BTC) as development partner for Phase 1 of the city’s new light rail transit project. BTC includes Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd, Barnard Constructors of Canada, LP and WSP Canada Inc, along with financial advisor EllisDon Capital Inc.
“As part of the Bow Transit Connectors team, we look forward to bringing our expertise in delivering large scale transportation projects to the Green Line LRT Project,” said Ken Tanner, VP of operations for Flatiron Constructors. . We are proud to share the trust of the City of Calgary as we significantly improve mobility for Calgarians.”
In addition to the lead construction and design team, BTC are proposing their subconsultants, which, to date, include:
- Delve Underground
- Platinum Engineering Ltd
- GEC Architecture
- Architecture 49
The announcement last week launched the development phase, allowing for collaboration, design progression, and agreement on project costs, risks, and overall schedule between Green Line and BTC, before signing a Project Agreement. As part of negotiations, Green Line agreed to extend the development phase from 12 months to 16 months to allow for greater design progression and cost certainty. The implementation phase is expected to begin in 2024.
“The selection of our Development Partner and launch of the Development Phase is an important milestone as we move forward with BTC to design, build and finance the Green Line LRT,” said Don Fairbairn, chair, Green Line board. “The Green Line Board has confidence in BTC and their ability to work collaboratively as we collectively ensure we balance costs and risks with the long-term city shaping benefits of Green Line.”
At 18-kms, Phase 1 is the longest LRT project and largest infrastructure investment in Calgary’s history, creating almost 20,000 jobs throughout construction, $2.2B in long-term city-shaping benefits and more than $6B in property value uplift by 2040.
For more information visit Development Phase | Green Line LRT.