The 4TRANSIT joint venture, comprised of Hatch, Parsons, and WSP, has been awarded a $300 million contract for providing technical advisory services for two major work packages tendered under Metrolinx’s 10-year Regional Express Rail (RER) Capital Program.
The program – a $13.5 billion undertaking that also includes a $7 billion State of Good Repair and Optimization and Expansion program – is designed to transform the GO Transit rail network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to a two-way, all-day electrified service, where trains run every 15 minutes or better.
This program will boost the frequency and overall number of trips the GO Transit system offers. Metrolinx anticipates increased GO Transit ridership to approximately 127 million customers within five years of the RER Capital Program’s completion and expects to reduce journey times for select cross-region transit trips by as much as 50%.
4TRANSIT Joint Venture was created on April 16, 2009 as an unincorporated joint venture, with each of the three partners – WSP Canada Group Limited, Hatch Corporation and Parsons Inc. – contributing an equal one-third share.
The joint venture partners share past experience delivering technical expertise on multiple large-scale transit projects such as Eglinton Crosstown LRT. 4TRANSIT is governed by an executive committee comprising one representative from each partner company.