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The Government of Alberta (Canada) has launched request for qualifications (RFQ) to develop the Edmonton's new Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.
The private partner will design, build, partially finance, operate and maintain the project.
The province has agreed to contribute CAD$250 million in Green Trip funding, CAD$150 million in additional funding, and CAD$200 million in a 10-year interest free loan. This joins the city's own contribution of CAD$800 million, along with the federal government's contribution of CAD$250 million from PPP Canada and an expected CAD$150 million through the Building Canada Fund.
The total value of the project is up to CAD$1.8 billion. The Feasibility study was prepared by PwC.
The project is anticipated to be approximately 13 km long extending from 102 Street Stop to Mill Woods Town Centre. Along the alignment there are 11 at-grade neighbourhood stops and one above-grade station at Davies Station. The project will operate separately from the city's other existing LRT lines.
Key structures of the project include a tunnel connecting downtown Edmonton to the River Valley (approximately 0.5 km), a new River Bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River and an Operations and Maintenance Facility.
Interested parties must submit their proposals on or before 17 June 2014. The outcome of this RFQ is limited to identifying and shortlisting 3 respondents.
See request for qualifications (RFQ) document: