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GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

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And for those keeping score at home, 17.04 is just north of Rutherford Rd., with 18.61 being immediately south of the siding switch into Argo Lumber north of McNaughton.

Dan
Presumably this project includes a second platform for Maple station, and perhaps a parking structure as well.
 

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^Interesting how these little projects are squeaking out ahead of the master DBFOM decision. Presumably this is “derisking” the P3, or otherwise ensuring the timelines of things.
Or maybe it’s just burning off whatever money is left in ML’s budget. Using up your budget, so that at budget time the bean counters can’t give you less “because you never spent what you were given already” - a time honoured strategy in public sector spending.

- Paul
 

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I'm also glad they are doing this outside of IO, hopefully this will move fairly fast.
Perhaps there's a monetary threshold that splits project between IO/Metrolinx.
 

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Perhaps there's a monetary threshold that splits project between IO/Metrolinx.
IO doesn't get involved in very many "Direct Delivery" projects; where the tender includes a complete design and just wants it constructed. When they do, it's for departments which rarely do that type of tender like the Ministry of Tourism.
 

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IO doesn't get involved in very many "Direct Delivery" projects; where the tender includes a complete design and just wants it constructed. When they do, it's for departments which rarely do that type of tender like the Ministry of Tourism.
Then how come Rutherford GO was tendered through IO?
 

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Then how come Rutherford GO was tendered through IO?
That was Design + Build + Finance.

 

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That was Design + Build + Finance.

And similar works (incl. the parking structure) at Maple do not require a complete design??
 

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And similar works (incl. the parking structure) at Maple do not require a complete design??
Metrolinx produced the designs for Maple, then did a construction tender for that design. 2 separate steps with Metrolinx in-between approving them.

I expect the theory is that IO is better at writing/reviewing/costing multi-step contracts based on hand-wavy ideas of how things might happen. Canada line is a great example of a contract being too vague; city put out a tender with expectations of a TBM but did not put a price on minimizing surface disruption and the vendor went with far more cut & cover than they wanted to deal with.
 
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That was exactly my question. Why Rutherford GO involved IO, and Maple GO didn't?
Rutherford was a single tender for Design + Build + Finance.

Maple was Contractor build only (Direct Delivery) based on Metrolinx provided blueprints and payment in full at end of construction (no financing).
 

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Some pictures of Bayview Junction in Hamilton from today. Work is really coming along, and most of the new switches are tied in and have switching mechanisms installed. Very exciting to see progress on this vital project.

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