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where some see challenges

we see a way to connect the dots

When a region is projected to grow by 200,000 residents in 20 years, it's wise to plan ahead. For the Region of Waterloo, the combined entity of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff was the perfect fit to get things started on the right track.

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Waterloo Region Rapid Transit

19 LRT with 16 stops
17 Adapted BRT with 6 stops
150 public outreach events
30 public consultation centres
100 low floor design - first in North America
27000 anticipated opening day ridership
818 total project cost
14 Flexcity Freedom Light rail vehicles
40 reduction in road construction

Project slideshow

view images of the progress we are making

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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff's Joe Marie (right), mingles with members of the Region of Waterloo at the project's financial close party.

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A transit map highlights the planned routes for the LRT and adapted BRT systems.

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A 3D rendering of the Bombardier Ion Light Rail Vehicle which will soon be running on the streets of the Waterloo Region.

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An artist's rendering of the future University of Waterloo Light Rail Transit stop

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The future Laurier - Waterloo Park LRT stop design.

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The 19km System will run all the way to Kitchener's city hall.

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An artistic rendering of the Frederick Street stop near Market Square in Kitchener.

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The future Mill Street LRT stop design.

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Over 150 community outreach events were organized throughout the planning phase of the project, offering the general public opportunities to learn more about the initiative.

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As a part of the community outreach events, residents were provided with the opportunity to get up close and personal with an Ion rail car.

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Decorated shovels are ready for the project's groundbreaking celebration.

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Members of the Region of Waterloo officially kick-off the construction phase.

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In this pre-construction image, project signage highlights the upcoming changes at the University of Waterloo campus.

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Construction is now in full swing at the University of Waterloo.

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An alternate angle of the construction work being completed on the University of Waterloo campus.

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Pre-construction signage at the Grand River Hospital LRT stop.

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A more recent view of the construction taking place at the Grand River Hospital LRT stop.

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Construction taking place at Fairview Park Mall.

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Keeping up appearances - an LRV carwash is being constructed in order to keep the train cars looking shiny and new.

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An aerial view of the construction taking place on King Street in front of the Grand River Hospital. One of the biggest challenges on this project is ensuring minimal disruption for businesses and commuters along the transit routes.

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The Ainsley Street aBRT stop under construction.

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The completed Ainsley Street aBRT stop.

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