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Indus tr y News transitways and existing bus bypass shoulders on a limited-access highway. Full service on the completed transitway is planned for 2013. Saskatoon Transit articulated buses Thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada’s Public Transit Capital Trust Fund, Saskatoon Transit has introduced three new articulated buses. Saskatoon is the first city in Saskatchewan to introduce the high-capacity buses. The new vehicles, with 60 seats and capacity for another 60 standing passengers, will be used on Saskatoon’s busy Direct Access Rapid Transit routes. The Government of Canada, through the Public Transit Capital Trust 2008, contributed over $2 million toward the purchase of the buses. Additional funding came from the Province of Saskatchewan. “We hope transit riders will enjoy these new buses,” noted Mayor Donald Atchison. “It’s quite the experience and I know it will certainly reduce overcrowding on some of the more popular bus routes. Our purchase of these buses just confirms our commitment to give transit a stronger presence in our community and encourage more people to take the bus.” Bombardier LRVs for Toronto Transit City lines Bombardier Transportation will supply 182 light rail vehicles to Metrolinx, for operation by the Toronto Transit Commission on the new Transit City light rail network. These vehicles will serve the four provincially-funded Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects in Toronto: the Sheppard East LRT, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the Finch LRT and the Scarborough RT replacement/extension. The contract is valued at approximately $770 million, and delivery of the vehicles is scheduled to take place between 2013 and 2020. The order is a follow-on to the order placed by the Toronto Transit Commission in 2009 for 204 similar vehicles for use on the existing downtown TTC streetcar network. Under the most recent agreement with Metrolinx, up to an additional 118 vehicles could be ordered at a later date. The vehicles are the Flexity model of 100% low-floor light rail cars. The five module bidirectional vehicles will be more than 28 metres long and 2.65 metres wide. The cars will have a step-less interior allowing easy access at street 53 From left to right: Gary McNeil, Executive Vice-President, Metrolinx; Stephen Harper, Prime Minister; Michael Roschlau, President and CEO, CUTA; Bob Dechert, MP, Mississauga-Erindale. Prime Minister celebrates Mississauga’s Bus Rapid Transit project Prime Minister Stephen Harper participated in the start of construction of Mississauga’s Bus Rapid Transit project. The event was held at Mississauga Transit’s Central Parkway transit facility. Also present were Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga city councillors, and Bob Dechert, MP for Mississauga-Erindale. “There are five-anda-half million residents of the Greater Toronto Area who want us to keep working together to improve transportation infrastructure,” said the Prime Minister. “We want to ensure they get to work on time and get home to their families at the end of the day as quickly and as safely as possible.” The busway will run for approximately 18 kilometres on an east-west alignment through Mississauga , linking the cit y centre with Toronto in the east and Oakville in the west. The budgeted construction cost is $259 million, with funding from the federal government, the Ontario government, the City of Mississauga, and Metrolinx. Mississauga is managing the construction of the eastern segment, which will be split into three separate construction contracts. Metrolinx subsidiary GO Transit will manage the construction of the western segment, which will feature a combination of new dedicated bus canadian transit forum | forum canadien sur le transport collectif

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Transit Forum - November 2010 / novembre 2010

Canadian Transit Forum - November 2010
Message from the President – The Economics of Public Transit
Message du président – L’économie du transport collectif
Éditorial collaboration spéciale de la vision 2040 – Assurer la santé financière des réseaux de transport collectif du Canada
Transit Vision 2040 Guest Editorial – Ensuring the Financial Health of Canada’s Transit Systems
Vancouver 2010 – Moving Experiences
Vancouver 2010 – Expériences en mobilité
Transit’s Infrastructure Needs
Besoins en infrastructures de transport collectif
The Advocacy File – Federal Budget 2011: Maintaining Strong Capital Transit Investments
Le dossier de la sensibilisation – Budget Fédéral 2011: L’importance des investissements fédéraux en transport collectif
Le Comité exécutif se réunit à Whitehorse
Executive Committee Meets in Whitehorse
Les gens du transport
People in Transit
Industry News
Des nouvelles de l’industrie
Trade List & Buyers’ Guide
Index commercial et guide des acheteurs

Canadian Transit Forum - November 2010 / novembre 2010