Utility Relocation Budgeting for Large Urban Transit Projects
Michael C. Paddags, York Region Rapid Transit Corporation
Utility relocations have become a large aspect of major transit projects’ risk profile. This presentation will focus on the evolution of a utility budget methodology for P3 projects, drawing on experiences from the vivaNext Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Projects in York Region.
On behalf of Metrolinx, York Region Rapid Transit Corporation has been mandated to deliver over 30 kilometres of new transit corridors that include modern AODA compliant stations, bike lanes, wide boulevards and many streetscape planting features; all of which would not be possible without extensive utility relocations.
This presentation will cover budgeting, Municipal Access Agreements, strategies, tools, contingencies and will conclude with a discussion on audience experiences and budgeting issues.