Federal government allocates $474 million for GTA transit and cycling infrastructure projects

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STAFF WRITER The GTA Construction Report

Federal government infrastructure funds will help pay significant costs for Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), cycling and other transit infrastructure projects in the GTA.

The $474 million in federal funding for the GTA area is part of $1.49 billion in resources under the federal Public Transit Infrastructure fund. The province and municipalities must come up with the other 50 per cent.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the joint federal provincial program during an August news conference at a municipal transit garage in Barrie, while federal finance minister Bill Morneau participated in a parallel press conference focusing on Toronto projects.

“This is big news for Toronto,” Morneau said at the St. Clair West subway station.

The Toronto money will go toward fixing up bridges, a subway yard upgrade and replacing a fire main at Wilson Yard, along with upgrades to buses and streetcars, according to a government news release, which included a list of projects to be covered by the funding. The date is listed in the federal documents as the “anticipated start date,” indicating that many of the projects have already commenced.

TTC projects

Bridges/structures maintenance: $4,731,500. June 1, 2016 T1 rail yard accommodation: $4,910,000. June 1, 2016 Subway facility renewal program: $4,263,500. July 1,

2016

Fire main replacement at Wilson yard: $4,009,500. Dec. 1,

2016

Retrofit of CH and shop traction power pendant system: $619,500. Jan. 1, 2017

Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth) ATC resignaling: $4,500,000. April 1, 2016

Subway escalator overhaul program: $5,534,500. April 1, 2016

Escalator replacement program: $1,300,000. Sept. 1, 2016

Subway pump replacement program: $3,376,500. July 1, 2016

Fire ventilation upgrade: $1,375,000. Jan. 1, 2017

TTC backflow preventers: $1,243,500. July 1, 2016

On grade paving: $4,786,500. July 1, 2016

Structural paving: $1,887,500. June 1, 2016

Skylight replacement program: $85,000. Feb. 1, 2017

Stations transformation (incl. Zone Hubs): $9,185,500. April 1, 2016

Subway track rehabilitation program: $14,097,500. April 1, 2016

Turnout rehabilitation program: $11,470,000. April 1, 2016

Subway rail grinding: $2,874,500. April 1, 2016

Train door monitoring system – T1 & TR (overhaul and communications): $17,569,000. April 1, 2016

T1 subway cars – 20-year overhaul: $5,772,000. April 1, 2016

T1 subway cars – 15-year overhaul: $11,191,500. April 1, 2016 TR subway cars – seven-year overhaul: $4,386,000. April 1, 2016

Subway workcars: $7,710,000. April 1, 2016

LRV carhouse facility and renewal: $378,000. Sept. 1, 2016

Surface track replacement program: $23,032,500. Jan. 1, 2017

Surface special trackwork replacement program: $8,152,500. Jan. 1, 2017

Reconstruction of streetcar overhead: $8,219,000. April 1, 2016

Life extension overhaul of 40 articulated light rail vehicles (ALRVs): $12,955,000. April 1, 2016

Bus hoists: $8,084,000. July 1, 2016

Bus washracks: $2,973,500. July 1, 2016

Platform modifications to accommodate articulated buses. $10,000,000. Sept. 1, 2016

Transit signal priorities: $13,495,000. Sept.1, 2016

Purchase of four of 99 low floor 40-ft. diesel buses. $1,315,000. April 1, 2016

Orion VII diesel and Nova Arctic bus rebuild program: $41,465,000. April 1, 2016

Replacement of Orion VII hybrid bus components: $8,423,500. April 1, 2016

APC expansion to remainder of TTC 60 ft. bus fleet: $531,000. April 1, 2016

APC expansion to remainder of TTC 40 ft. bus fleet and ALRVs: $4,659,000. Nov. 1, 2016

APC equipment on LRV fleet order: $350,000. Jan. 1, 2017

Customer facing information screens (CFIS): $2,500,000. April 1, 2016

VISION (CAD/AVL): $15,000,000. April 1, 2016

Easier access phase III: $3,475,000. July 1, 2016

AODA requirements – subway fleet, buses, streetcars: $5,163,500. April 1, 2016

T1 pre-boarding announcement system: $1,573,000. April 1, 2016

201 Wheel-Trans buses: $4,345,000. April 1, 2016

WT friendly bus rebuild program: $2,115,500. April 1, 2016

Bus stop improvements for accessibility: $10,000,000. September 1, 2016

Wheel trans transformation program: $4,780,500. April 1, 2016

Maintenance of joint TTC / Toronto transportation bridges: $2,073,500. April 1, 2016

Tunnel and station leak remediation program: $4,892,500. April 1, 2016

Structure rehabilitation program: $16,479,500. April 1, 2016

Storage tanks – oil interceptors: $640,000. Dec. 1, 2016

Subway asbestos removal program: $3,793,500. April 1, 2016

Roofing rehabilitation program: $12,126,500. April 1, 2016

Union station infrastructure: $750,000. April 1, 2016

Finch West LRT early works: $25 million. April 1, 2016

SmartTrack planning and design: $3 million. April 1, 2016

Eglinton West LRT planning and design: $3,500,000. April 1, 2016

Scarborough Subway extension planning and design: $125,000. April 1, 2016

Eglinton East LRT planning and design: $3,500,000. April 1, 2016

Relief line planning and design: $27,760,000. April 1, 2016

Waterfront transit design: $1,800,000. April 1, 2016

Cycling

Eglinton Connects streetscape improvements and cycle tracks: $8,900,000. Sept. 1, 2016

West Toronto Railpath extension: $11,750,000. Sept. 1, 2016

East Don Trail: $11,250,000. Nov. 1, 2016

Surface transit operational improvement studies: $250,000. Feb. 1, 2017

Bicycle parking at 40 TTC stations: $425,000. Sept. 1, 2016

Bike Share Toronto expansion at 50 TTC stations: $1,250,000. Jan. 1, 2017

Flemingdon Park-Thorncliffe park neighbourhood cycling connections: $1,500,000. Jan. 1, 2017

Eglinton Ave. East bicycle lanes. $541,000. Sept. 1, 2016

Burnhamthorpe/Renforth boulevard multi-use trail to Kipling Station: $1,045,000. Jan. 1, 2017

York University cycling connections: $111,500. Sept. 1, 2016

Dufferin St. North Trail/cycle track: $700,000. Sept. 1, 2016

Midland Ave. multi-use trail: $4,500,000. Jan. 1, 2017

Other Toronto projects

Transit signal priority system renewal study: $50,000. Jan. 1, 2017

Accessible pedestrian signals expansion: $1,200,000. Aug. 1, 2016

Automated pedestrian detection upgrades: $150,000. Aug. 1, 2016

New mid-block crossings to transit stops: $1,500,000. Aug. 1, 2016

Reductions of curb radii at key intersections: $125,000. Aug. 1, 2016

Geometric safety improvements – removal of channelized right turns: $900,000. Aug. 1, 2016

Missing sidewalk links: $660,000. Jan. 1, 2017

Missing sidewalk links – 2018: $855,000. Jan. 1, 2018

Missing sidewalk links – 2018 Road Safety Plan: $250,000. Jan. 1, 2018

Increase crossing times – Modification of signals and timings: $115,000. Aug. 1, 2016

Reduced crossing distance – curb extensions/neckdowns: $90,000. Aug. 1, 2016

Sidewalk extensions for accessibility: $75,000. Aug. 1, 2016

Signalized crossings for cyclists: $90,000. Aug. 1, 2016

Pavement marking improvements: $200,000. Aug. 1, 2016

Real-time alternative transportation information screens: $30,000. Sept. 1, 2017

LED blank-out signs for turn restrictions: $380,000. Jan. 1, 2018

GTA and Hamilton Area: Metrolinx – Enterprise Asset Management: $22,985,233. July 1, 2016

GTA and Hamilton Area: Davenport Diamond Program: $5,000,000. Sept. 1, 2016

Barrie

The Barrie funding is focused on bus replacement, rather than construction work:

Conventional transit bus replacement: $1,312,500. Nov. 1, 2016

Conventional transit bus replacement 2017: $1,050,000. June 1, 2017

Conventional transit bus replacement 2018: $1,050,000. Nov. 1, 2017

Specialized transit bus replacement 2017: $187,500. June 1, 2017

Specialized transit bus growth 2017: $400,000, June 1, 2017

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