Resiliency can be defined in many ways, but at its core it means being better prepared for, and better able to recover from adverse events such as extreme weather or other disasters. For transit agencies, readiness for emergency situations is important. But now, more than ever, effective resilience to climate change and extreme weather events is essential to protect current and future transit infrastructure investments, and maintain safe operational capabilities. Identified, are some of the potential risks stemming from extreme weather and a resiliency checklist to assist you with the assessment of these risks and the development of potential mitigation strategies.
Congratulations to the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) and the City of Edmonton! ETS received a Corporate Leadership Award of Excellence from the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) for Environmental Sustainability, in particular its forward-thinking design of the Kathleen Andrews Transit Garage (KATG).
Morrison Hershfield is excited to announce the addition of Jacqueline Darwood, B.A., PM., to our Transit team as a Senior Transit Consultant - Transit Planning.
The Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) recently hosted its 23rd annual Showcase Awards Gala where 11 Awards of Excellence and 11 Awards of Merit were announced, recognizing the best of the best in engineering design and innovation. Morrison Hershfield’s contributions were
Morrison Hershfield is pleased to welcome Daniel Jagos, CET, as our Practice Lead for Transit Stations and Maintenance Facilities.
Dan brings extensive experience with light rail transit, heavy rail commuter, and freight locomotive and car maintenance facility operations. Having successfully coordinated several multi-million dollar mainline fueling reconstruction assignments, as well as AFP LRT and GO Transit Maintenance facility projects, the Transit Design Team is excited to be working alongside Dan.
Dan has experience working with domestic and foreign railways, transit authorities, government agencies, and the private sector.
Morrison Hershfield is pleased to welcome Geoffrey Cooper, P.Eng., CEng., MICE, to our Transit team as Project Delivery Leader.
Geoffrey brings more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of multi-disciplinary highway, traffic, civil engineering and development infrastructure projects for public and private sector clients in Canada, the UK, and the Middle East.
His experience includes 10 years of operational management of large transportation teams and has involvement in managing major transit projects for TransLink, Metrolinx, and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
Morrison Hershfield was part of the project team that received a 2016 Public Works Project of the Year Award for work on the Denison Road grade separation.
Prime consultant Morrison Hershfield and lead design architect gh3 were honored at the Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence ceremony
Morrison Hershfield’s work on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Twin Tunnels project – as part of an integrated project team working on construction management – was named the Canadian Project of the Year by the Tunnelling Association of Canada.
There has been a lot of buzz about the newly revitalized GO Bloor station in Toronto, ON. The station which handles rail traffic for both the new Union Pearson Express line and regular GO Trains, is undergoing a significant improvement and addition to handle increased train service.
The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) has presented the City of Ottawa with an award for Excellence in Planning for its recent Transportation Master Plan (TMP) update.The awards – which recognize innovation, creativity, professionalism, problem-solving, and communications – were announced on November 7, 2014 in a press conference at Queen’s Park.