TORONTO, ONTARIO — The Toronto Transit Commission has awarded three major contracts to HDR|iTRANS for the following services:

• TTC Easier Access Station Accessibility Program. This 10-year program is designed to make the city’s 40 subway stations handicap accessible.

• Toronto Downtown Rapid Transit Expansion Study. The study will examine need and expansion alternatives for Toronto’s downtown rapid transit network. The study will provide information on capacity, technology, commuter rail, light rail transit, and streetcar networks, which will result in a long-term rapid transit master plan. The first phase of the study is anticipated to be complete by early 2011.

• TTC Value Engineering Consulting Services. This program entails multiple value engineering assignments for Toronto’s Transit City Program, a $17.5 billion rapid transit program that includes approximately 75km of light rail. VE assignments will look at guideway and station design and multiple maintenance facilities.

HDR is an employee-owned architectural, engineering and consulting firm with more than 7,800 professionals in 185 locations worldwide, including 14 offices in Canada. All of them are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions. iTRANS Consulting Inc. joined HDR in 2009, greatly enhancing the firm’s Canadian presence in transportation planning and engineering.

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