19 November 2018
The City of Quebec and the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) are proud to announce that they have retained the services of SYSTRA Canada to accompany and advise them in the design of the tramway and the electrification of the public transit system.

SYSTRA Canada is a consulting group operating in more than 78 countries. An international leader in public transit, it specializes in project planning, spanning from the design phase through to deployment. This firm has experience in several large-scale mobility projects carried out in recent years. They have collaborated on the realization of the Bordeaux, Nice, Tours, Lyon (France), Washington D.C. (United States), Algiers (Algeria) and Casablanca (Morocco) tramways.

SYSTRA Canada’s support is essential to the success of the structuring public transit network project. Its expertise will allow us to optimally carry out the largest public project in the history of Quebec City. Today, we are taking another step forward.

Régis Labeaume, Quebec City Mayor

Two experts from this firm will be based in Quebec City to support the Bureau de projet du réseau structurant de transport en commun on a full-time basis for the duration of the contract. In parallel, other resources will also be available, depending on the needs of the project. This complementary expertise will ensure optimal decision-making regarding the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the future network.

The expertise of this firm will contribute to the implementation of a reliable and efficient electrification strategy. Last April, the Quebec government published its 2030 sustainable mobility policy. To meet this goal, the RTC must start thinking today about adapting and modernizing its vehicles, infrastructure, systems, and team training.

Rémy Normand, RTC President

The contract, worth a maximum of $12.5 million, will be spread over a seven-year period. It was awarded following a public bidding process launched in July 2018.

In parallel, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP will provide professional legal services for the implementation of the Building Network. The contract is awarded for a period of five (5) years and has a maximum value of $375,000. It covers legal support, including the process of obtaining authorizations and permits, as well as aspects related to infrastructure.

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