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Hamilton LRT Moves Ahead

05 August 2017

The Hamilton LRT project, in Ontario’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, made a significant step forward earlier this month, gaining approval for its Environmental Project Report (EPR) by the Provincial Government on August 3rd. This news has opened the way for a Public Private Partnership (P3) procurement phase to proceed to detailed discussions with short-listed bidders. Construction is planned to begin in 2019, and the LRT is set to open in 2024.

Tags: LRT, Transit
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Designing for safer LRT

06 April 2017

Low floor LRT is growing in popularity across North America, though it always raises the question of safety. So what best practice should the designers, planners and operators be implementing to ensure a safe interaction? 

The emergence of ‘urban style’ light rail transit (LRT) projects in North America, especially in Canada, has been noticeable over the past decade. As a rapid transit mode solution catering to intermediate ridership, the benefits of light rail reach far beyond efficient and practical people-moving. 

Tags: LRT

LRT versus BRT: which is the better option?

28 July 2015

As worldwide urban populations grow and cities become more densely populated, the demand for rapid transport systems also grows. A well-integrated rapid transport system is the aspirational goal for any city authority seeking to move its citizens from A to B in a fast, efficient and comfortable way. 

Passenger perceptions of BRT and LRT

11 October 2013

Steer Davies Gleave has worked with many clients internationally to plan, design and evaluate Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects. Although much is known about the differences in BRT and LRT technologies, less is known about how passengers perceive them and their preferences.

City wants to be ready for LRT

03 April 2012

The City of Mississagua continues to move forward on its $1.3-billion light-rail transit (LRT) project. reports that Steer Davies Gleave's Alan Jones recently walked councillors through a presentation showing examples of LRTs in Canadian cities and around the world. Read the full article here.

Tags: LRT
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